Definitions for Influence
ˈɪn flu ənsin·flu·ence
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Influence.
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, workverb
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, regulateverb
shape or influence; give direction to
"experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
charm, influence, temptverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: influence, Fr. influo, Latin.
The sacred influence of light appears. John Milton.
Comets no rule, no righteous order own;
Their influence dreaded, as their ways unknown. Matthew Prior.
Incomparable lady, your commandment doth not only give me the will, but the power to obey you; such influence hath your excellency. Philip Sidney.
God hath his influence into the very essence of all things, without which influence of Deity supporting them, their utter annihilation could not chuse but follow. Richard Hooker.
A wise man shall over-rule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.
Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault. John Milton.
Religion hath so great an influence upon the felicity of men, that it ought to be upheld, not only out of a dread of the divine vengeance in another world, but out of regard to the temporal prosperity of men. John Tillotson.
Our inconsistency in the pursuit of schemes throughly digested, has a bad influence on our affairs. Addison.
So astonishing a scene would have present influence upon them, but not produce a lasting effect. Francis Atterbury.
Where it ought to have greatest influence, this obvious indisputable truth is little regarded. John Rogers.
To act upon with directive or impulsive power; to modify to any purpose; to guide or lead to any end.
Etymology: from the noun.
By thy kind pow'r and influencing care,
The various creatures move, and live, and are. John Milton.
These experiments 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. Isaac Newton, Opt.
This standing revelation was attested in the most solemn and credible manner; and is sufficient to influence their faith and practice, if they attend. Francis Atterbury.
All the restraint men are under is, by the violation of one law, broken through; and the principle which influenced their obedience has lost its efficacy on them. John Rogers, Sermons.
Influence is the capacity or power of a person, thing, or phenomenon to affect the behavior, development, or actions of others, either directly or indirectly. This can be achieved through various means such as persuasion, inspiration, manipulation, or even coercion. Influence often corresponds with authority, status, knowledge, relationships or other forms of social or personal capital.
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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Rank popularity for the word 'Influence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1247
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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
There was no influence there, no positive influence, no guiding influence — and no one to say, ‘Stop! What the hell are you doing?’.
Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.
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.
He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.
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.
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- نفوذ, تأثيرArabic
- уплы́ў, ўплыўBelarusian
- influènciaCatalan, Valencian
- vliv, ovlivnitCzech
- beeinflussen, Einfluss, Beeinflussung, BeeinflusserGerman
- επήρεια, επηρεάζομαι, επιρροή, επηρεάζωGreek
- influi, influoEsperanto
- influencia, influenciar, influirSpanish
- vaikutusvalta, vaikuttaa, vaikuttaja, vaikutusFinnish
- influence, influencer, influerFrench
- cumhachdScottish Gaelic
- befolyás, befolyásolHungarian
- influenza, ascendenteItalian
- 影響, 有力者, 影響力Japanese
- 영향력, 영향Korean
- iedarbe, ietekme, iedarbībaLatvian
- kawe, kawekawenga, kawekaweMāori
- impact, invloed uitoefenen, beïnvloeding, inductie, invloed, beïnvloedenDutch
- wpływ, indukcja, wpływaćPolish
- influência, influenciarPortuguese
- inducție, influențare, influențător, influențăRomanian
- влияние, индукция, воздействовать, влиятьRussian
- influera, påverkan, påverka, inflytandeSwedish
- упли́в, впливUkrainian
- اثر و رسوخUrdu
- ảnh hưởngVietnamese
- flunön, flunVolapük
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