What does influence mean?

Definitions for influence
ˈɪn flu ənsin·flu·ence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. influencenoun

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

    "used her parents' influence to get the job"

  2. influencenoun

    causing something without any direct or apparent effort

  3. influencenoun

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

    "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

  4. influencenoun

    the effect of one thing (or person) on another

    "the influence of mechanical action"

  5. influenceverb

    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, 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"

  7. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulateverb

    shape or influence; give direction to

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

  8. charm, influence, temptverb

    induce into action by using one's charm

    "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

Wiktionary

  1. influencenoun

    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. influencenoun

    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. influencenoun

    A person or thing exerting such power or action.

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

  4. influencenoun

    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. influencenoun

    The action of flowing in; influx.

  6. influencenoun

    electrostatic induction.

  7. influenceverb

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

  8. influenceverb

    To exert, make us of one's influence.

  9. influenceverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Influencenoun

    a flowing in or upon; influx

  2. Influencenoun

    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. Influencenoun

    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. Influencenoun

    induction

  5. Influenceverb

    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

  1. Influence

    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.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of influence in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of influence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of influence in a Sentence

  1. Dan Backer:

    It reinforces how fast and loose the Clinton machine was when it came to 'Hoovering up' these megadonor checks, not just from questionable Hollywood and Wall Street elites but potentially from foreign influence peddlers using who knows what money, it reinforces the need to take a long hard look at not just the unlawful money laundering process, but the way in which they were solicited as well.

  2. Fawaz Gerges:

    What you have is not only a clash of narratives, you have basically a huge divide, a war by proxy, a cold war taking place between Saudi Arabia and Iran, it's a war about geopolitics. It's about power. It's about influence.

  3. Kerri Rehmeyer:

    Ultimately, we are relieved to hear that Carlos Turcios -RRB- Garcia-Lopez will no longer hold positions of influence in Fort Worth ISD, but we are disappointed by the complete lack of action by the Board of Trustees.

  4. Melissa Blakeman:

    You'd be amazed by how much a good support group can influence a good attitude.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.

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