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Possible to manipulate: a manipulable lever; a manipulable populace.

ma·nip′u·la·bil′i·ty n.
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(məˈnɪp yə lə bəl)

capable of or susceptible to being manipulated.
ma•nip`u•la•bil′i•ty, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.manipulable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
compliant - disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
manageable - capable of being managed or controlled
obedient - dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
tamed, tame - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
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Israel too, generally revelling in the most manipulable and eager-to-please US administration the Likudites have ever come across, kept its distance from Manama, offering only to keep an open mind.
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The scanner creates three-dimensional, manipulable images of bags' contents.
If the big manipulable mass accepts the lie that a party has imposed with its powerful means of communication, the lie will pass into history and eventually become a truth that will be told to the future generations.
The variant proposed by the government in which only sales to ultimate customers trigger the bar "is equally manipulable," AAM adds.
"They are driven by a wanton appetite for money and that's why they are easily manipulable by the Executive and whoever else wants to manipulate them.
Yet, Harvard admissions officers, many of whom had never met these applicants, scored them collectively as the worst of all groups in the one area -- personality -- that was subjective enough to be readily manipulable to serve Harvard's institutional interests.