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
Examples of influence in a Sentence
So much of today's national conversation is about the influence of the super wealthy, inequality and whether the American Dream is still attainable.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
We going to keep pushing, the release of this report will influence national security and foreign policy.
We have to stop a long-term group that's potentially attempting to be a long-term influence in the Middle East, that is clearly promoting extremism and frankly suppressing the populations in the Middle East, in order to resolve that, you need the countries in the Middle East, and those surrounding the Middle East, to be involved in this solution.
My father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.
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Translations for influence
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- 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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