a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
"used her parents' influence to get the job"
causing something without any direct or apparent effort
a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
the effect of one thing (or person) on another
"the influence of mechanical action"
one having power to influence another
"she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"
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"
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)
shape or influence; give direction to
"experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
charm, influence, tempt(verb)
induce into action by using one's charm
"She charmed him into giving her all his money"
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.
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.
A person or thing exerting such power or action.
He has been a great influence on the voters during the elections.
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.
The action of flowing in; influx.
To affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.
To exert, make us of one's influence.
To cause to flow in or into; infuse; instill.
a flowing in or upon; influx
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
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
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′flōō-ens, n. power exerted on men or things: power in operation: authority.—v.t. to affect: to move: to direct.—adj. Influen′tial, having or exerting influence or power over.—adv. Influen′tially. [Orig. a term in astrology, the power or virtue supposed to flow from planets upon men and things; O. Fr.,—Low L. influentia—L. in, into, fluĕre, to flow.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1247
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3165
Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Nouns Frequency: #481
Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Verbs Frequency: #354
The numerical value of Influence in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Influence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We must first positively influence and lead ourselves before we can positively influence or lead others.
On the commodity side it is what it is, we can't influence what prices are going to do, what we can influence is where we are on the cost curve and we will continue to work on it.
Obviously, China has the intention to compete with the U.S. for a greater sphere of influence in the region, but whether this strategy will weaken U.S. influence now is hard to judge.
People want to ask questions. Why? How? I simply looked at folks today and said, 'I don't know, the guy has been here. He's been an influence on our students, he's been an influence on my own kids. They love him.
The separatist forces are Russia's creation, they are Russia's tool, russia has the capacity and the influence to control the separatist forces. It must exercise that influence to ensure compliance with the Minsk agreements.
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Translations for Influence
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- نفوذ, تأثيرArabic
- уплы́ў, ўплыўBelarusian
- influènciaCatalan, Valencian
- vliv, ovlivnitCzech
- beeinflussen, Einfluss, Beeinflussung, BeeinflusserGerman
- επιρροή, επηρεάζω, επήρεια, επηρεάζομαιGreek
- influo, influiEsperanto
- influencia, influir, influenciarSpanish
- vaikutus, vaikuttaa, vaikuttaja, vaikutusvaltaFinnish
- influence, influencer, influerFrench
- cumhachdScottish Gaelic
- befolyás, befolyásolHungarian
- influenza, ascendenteItalian
- 影響, 影響力, 有力者Japanese
- 영향력, 영향Korean
- iedarbe, ietekme, iedarbībaLatvian
- kawe, kawekawe, kawekawengaMāori
- beïnvloeding, inductie, invloed, impact, beïnvloeden, invloed uitoefenenDutch
- indukcja, wpływać, wpływPolish
- influência, influenciarPortuguese
- influență, influențare, inducție, influențătorRomanian
- индукция, влиять, влияние, воздействоватьRussian
- influera, påverkan, påverka, inflytandeSwedish
- вплив, упли́вUkrainian
- اثر و رسوخUrdu
- ảnh hưởngVietnamese
- flunön, flunVolapük
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