Manipulation vs Brainwash - What's the difference?

manipulation | brainwash |


As nouns the difference between manipulation and brainwash

is that manipulation is manipulation while brainwash is an effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.

As a verb brainwash is

to affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process (ie hypnosis).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

manipulation

Noun

(en noun)
  • The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.
  • The dealer's manipulations could have removed cards from the deck.
  • The skillful use of the hands in, for example, chiropractic.
  • After a few minutes of manipulation each week, she obtained days of relief from her neck pain.
  • The management of some situation, especially for one’s own advantage.
  • He found that the new manager was known for his Machiavellian manipulations in his last two positions.
  • The usage of psychological influence over a person or situation to gain an outcome.
  • The counselor was able to reach the disturbed teen through positive psychological manipulation .

    See also

    * pedipulation ----

    brainwash

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • An effect upon one's memory, belief, or ideas.
  • Verb

  • To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process. (i.e. hypnosis)
  • (figuratively, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)