What does influence mean?

Definitions for influence
ˈɪn flu ənsin·flu·ence

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word influence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. influence(noun)

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

    "used her parents' influence to get the job"

  2. influence(noun)

    causing something without any direct or apparent effort

  3. influence(noun)

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

    "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

  4. influence(noun)

    the effect of one thing (or person) on another

    "the influence of mechanical action"

  5. influence(verb)

    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, 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"

  7. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to

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

  8. charm, influence, tempt(verb)

    induce into action by using one's charm

    "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

Wiktionary

  1. influence(Noun)

    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. influence(Noun)

    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. influence(Noun)

    A person or thing exerting such power or action.

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

  4. influence(Noun)

    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. influence(Noun)

    The action of flowing in; influx.

  6. influence(Noun)

    electrostatic induction.

  7. influence(Verb)

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

  8. influence(Verb)

    To exert, make us of one's influence.

  9. influence(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Influence(noun)

    a flowing in or upon; influx

  2. Influence(noun)

    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. Influence(noun)

    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. Influence(noun)

    induction

  5. Influence(verb)

    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

How to pronounce influence?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say influence in sign language?

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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. The Brexit:

    If Boris and if others really care about being able to get things done in our world, then the EU is one of the ways in which we get them done, having that seat at the table in the EU -- just as being a member of NATO -- is a vital way that we project our values and our power and our influence in the world.

  2. Rick Meckler:

    People have seen in the past that these oil rallies have been very short, and to the extent they influence the equity markets, there is certainly some profit-taking going on, people are selling every rally that is based on the movement of oil, because by the end of the day it can turn around and be down another 5 percent.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    He would take walks every morning along the beach with his buddies who were all retired government officials and they would talk about politics, about how corruption must be fought and about justice, they would laugh and voice opinions and argue, and those conversations, even more than their actions, had such a strong influence on me in terms of learning to be responsible, to be honest, and to have integrity.

  4. Melissa Majumdar:

    While we may not have control over genetic factors that influence metabolism, physical activity -- both through exercise and everyday movements -- can account for 15 % to 30 % of metabolic needs.

  5. Michele Dickerson:

    When I began, I felt great about what we were doing, but the further along I got into the campaign, I became concerned that perhaps we were no longer attempting to influence policy, but rather influence an election outcome.

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