Definition of Influence

1. Noun. A power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc. "Used her parents' influence to get the job"

Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness
Specialized synonyms: Dead Hand, Dead Hand Of The Past, Mortmain, Force, Grasp, Grip
Derivative terms: Influential



2. Verb. Have and exert influence or effect. "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

3. Noun. Causing something without any direct or apparent effort.

4. Verb. Shape or influence; give direction to. "Mold public opinion"
Exact synonyms: Determine, Mold, Regulate, Shape
Specialized synonyms: Dispose, Incline, Disincline, Indispose, Miscreate, Carry Weight, Decide, Reshape, Time, Index, Pace, Predetermine
Generic synonyms: Cause, Do, Make
Derivative terms: Determinant, Regulation, Shape, Shape, Shaping

5. Noun. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do. "Her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

6. Verb. Induce into action by using one's charm. "They influence him to write the letter"; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
Exact synonyms: Charm, Tempt
Generic synonyms: Persuade
Specialized synonyms: Bewitch, Magnetise, Magnetize, Mesmerise, Mesmerize, Spellbind
Derivative terms: Charm, Temptable, Temptation, Tempter

7. Noun. The effect of one thing (or person) on another. "The influence of mechanical action"
Generic synonyms: Consequence, Effect, Event, Issue, Outcome, Result, Upshot
Specialized synonyms: Perturbation, Purchase, Wind
Derivative terms: Influential

8. Noun. One having power to influence another. "He was a bad influence on the children"
Generic synonyms: Force, Power
Derivative terms: Influential

Definition of Influence

1. n. A flowing in or upon; influx.

2. v. t. To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to move; to persuade; to induce.

Definition of Influence

1. Noun. The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions. ¹

2. Noun. An action exerted by a person or thing with such power on another to cause change. ¹

3. Noun. A person or thing exerting such power or action. ¹

4. Noun. (astrology) An element believed to determine someone's character or individual tendencies, caused by the position of the stars and planets at the time of one's birth. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) The action of flowing in; influx. ¹

6. Noun. (electricity) electrostatic induction. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To exert, make us of one's influence. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to flow in or into; infuse; instill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Influence

1. [v -ENCED, -ENCING, -ENCES]

Medical Definition of Influence

1. To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to move; to persuade; to induce. "Theseexperiments succeed after the same manner in vacuo as in the open air,and therefore are not influenced by the weight or pressure of the atmosphere." (Sir I. Newton) "This standing revelation . . . Is sufficient to influence their faith and practice, if they attend." (Attebury) "The principle which influenced their obedience has lost its efficacy." (Rogers) Origin: Influenced; Influencing. 1. A flowing in or upon; influx. "God hath his influence into the very essence of all things." (Hooker) 2. Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, phusical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers,of the stars over affairs. "Astrologers call the evil influences of the stars,evil aspects." (Bacon) "Cantsthou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion ?" (Job xxxviii. 31) "She said: Ah,dearest lord ! what evil star On you hath frown'd,and poured, his influence bad ?"" (Spenser) 3. Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community. "Such influence hath your excellency." (Sir P. Sidney) 4. Induction. Synonym: Control, persuasion, ascendency, sway, power, authority, supremacy, mastery, management, restraint, character, reputation, prestige. Origin: F. Influence, fr. L. Influens, -entis, p.pr. See Influent, and cf. Influenza Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Influence

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Literary usage of Influence

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1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1904)
"CHAPTER XXXII influence OF DEMOCRACY UPON SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS How democracy affects the relation of masters and servants—That democratic ..."

2. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1904)
"replacing force correction line as a zero or base line, as already described, this correction line would differ from the influence line of the replacing ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1862)
"influence of religion upon the manners of the Americans. ... I have just shown what the direct influence of religion upon politics is in the United States; ..."

4. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1878)
"THE growth of the influence of the crown, at a period in the history of this country when govern- Growth „, ment "by prerogative had recently been sub- ..."

5. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1871)
"I—HIS RESOLUTION TO EXERCISE A LARGER SHARE OF PERSONAL influence IN THE ... THE growth of tbe influence of the crown, at a period in the history of this ..."

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