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Methods used in manipulation and bribery

manipulation

noun

behaviour that influences someone or controls something in a clever or dishonest way

bribe

noun

money or a present given to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal

psychological warfare

noun

attempts to make an opponent feel less confident

hush money

noun

money that is paid so that someone will not tell other people about embarrassing or illegal behaviour

bribery

noun

an attempt to make someone do what you want by promising that they can do or have something

blackmail

noun

the use of threats to persuade a person or government to do what you want

special pleading

noun

an unfair attempt to influence someone in authority to do something that will be of benefit only to you

sop

noun

something that you give to someone to make them stop opposing you, causing trouble for you, or asking for something more valuable

lever

noun

something that you use for making people do something that you want them to do

decoy

noun

a person or thing that you use to trick someone into going somewhere or doing something

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

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