Definitions for Influenceˈɪn flu əns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•flu•ence*ˈɪn flu əns(n.; v.)-enced, -enc•ing.

  1. (n.)the capacity or power of persons or things to produce effects on others by intangible or indirect means.

  2. the action or process of producing such effects.

  3. a person or thing that exerts influence.

  4. the power to persuade or obtain advantages resulting from one's status, wealth, position, etc.

  5. Astrol. the supposed radiation of an ethereal fluid from the stars, regarded as affecting human actions and destinies. the exercise of occult power by the stars.

    Category: Astrology

  6. Obs. influx.

  7. (v.t.)to exercise influence on; affect.

  8. to move or impel (a person) to some action.

Idioms for influence:

  1. under the influence,Law. less than drunk but with one's nervous system impaired.

    Category: Law, Idiom

* Syn: See authority.

Origin of influence:

1325–75; ME < ML influentia stellar emanation

in′flu•enc•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. influence(noun)

    a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc

    "used her parents' influence to get the job"

  2. influence(noun)

    causing something without any direct or apparent effort

  3. influence(noun)

    a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

    "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

  4. influence(noun)

    the effect of one thing (or person) on another

    "the influence of mechanical action"

  5. influence(verb)

    one having power to influence another

    "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"

  6. influence, act upon, work(verb)

    have and exert influence or effect

    "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

  7. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to

    "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

  8. charm, influence, tempt(verb)

    induce into action by using one's charm

    "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. influence(noun)ˈɪn flu əns

    an effect or impact

    the influence of his writing on my life

  2. influenceˈɪn flu əns

    sb or sth that has an effect or impact

    Japanese art was one of the many influences on his work.; Linda's parents feel some of her friends are a bad influence on her.

  3. influenceˈɪn flu əns

    physically affected by drugs or alcohol

    arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs

  4. influence(verb)ˈɪn flu əns

    to affect or persuade

    attempts to influence the eating habits of overweight people; Children can be strongly influenced by their friends.

Wiktionary

  1. influence(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.

    I have absolutely no influence over him.

  2. influence(Noun)

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

    I'm not able to exercise influence over him.

  3. influence(Noun)

    A person or thing exerting such power or action.

    He has been a great influence on the voters during the elections.

  4. influence(Noun)

    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.

  5. influence(Noun)

    The action of flowing in; influx.

  6. influence(Noun)

    electrostatic induction.

  7. influence(Verb)

    To affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.

  8. influence(Verb)

    To exert, make us of one's influence.

  9. influence(Verb)

    To cause to flow in or into; infuse; instill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Influence(noun)

    a flowing in or upon; influx

  2. Influence(noun)

    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

  3. Influence(noun)

    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

  4. Influence(noun)

    induction

  5. Influence(verb)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1247

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3165

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Nouns Frequency: #481

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Verbs Frequency: #354


Translations for Influence

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

influence(noun)

the power to affect people, actions or events

He used his influence to get her the job; He should not have driven the car while under the influence of alcohol.

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