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