Meaning of “manipulative” in the English Dictionary

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"manipulative" in American English

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us /məˈnɪp·jə·lə·t̬ɪv, -ˌleɪ·t̬ɪv/

tending to influence or control someone or something to your advantage, often without anyone knowing it:

He is resourceful, smart, skillful, ingenious, and savvy, but he also can be manipulative.

(Definition of “manipulative” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)