U.S.-ASIA RELATIONS UNDER BIDEN
deterrence noun [U]
UK /dɪˈter.əns/ US /dɪˈter.ənts/
the action or the fact of deterring people from doing something:
They believed in the principle of nuclear deterrence.
manipulate verb [T]
UK /məˈnɪp.jə.leɪt/ US /məˈnɪp.jə.leɪt/
manipulate verb [T] (INFLUENCE) mainly disapproving
to control something or someone to your advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly:
Throughout her career she has very successfully manipulated the media.
The opposition leader accused government ministers of manipulating the statistics to suit themselves.
UK /fuːl/ US /fuːl/
B2 [I or T] to trick someone:
Don't be fooled by his appearance.
She said she was doing it to help me, but I wasn't fooled.
Tim was fooled into believing that he'd won a lot of money.