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. Samier Dandan:

    Almost universally, research points to the enormous influence that wider social, economic and political issues have on the process of radicalization, yet, the focus of the government's strategy seems to rest heavily on how best it can strip people of their rights in the name of 'security'.

  2. Pam Crawford:

    What happened to our son is something that is pretty devastating. We feel like this is the only way we can have an influence on it not happening again.

  3. Alina Polyakova:

    Butina was another pawn on the chess board, lots of people were doing lots of different things, all with the same goal. Butina was... another pathway to possibly reach Donald Trump Donald Trump and influence the campaign.

  4. Nick Schwellenbach:

    It's still an industry attempt to influence the committee's makeup and the scientific advice it would ultimately provide. But the attempt likely happened too late after the die had been cast and membership was decided.

  5. Andreas Simic:

    If there is one area of our lives that we have complete control in, it is our thinking. Others may influence our thinking; however we alone can choose to accept that influence. Each day we have a CHOICE to be either be positive in our thinking or negative. To emit positive energy or to emit negative energy is of our choosing.

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