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1.That attempts to control or play upon others' hopes or fears to attain selfish ends while disregarding their aspirations or well being.
2.Item or object that has one or more manipulable characteristics or properties and can be used to model or represent a problem or situation.

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  • There were some manipulative practices being utilized by the illegal business that was operating with subterfuge in its relationships with the people.

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  • My mother was very manipulative sometimes and made me really angry cause she told me what to do and how to be.

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  • Jennifer is a very manipulative individual, where she used her parent's death to convince others to provide her comfort and wealth.

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