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?

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    Karen
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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. Donald Trump:

    National Review is a failing publication that has lost it's way. It's circulation is way down w its influence being at an all time low. Sad!

  2. Daniel Ivascyn:

    U.S. policy issues have had outsized significant influence on financial markets since the global financial crisis in 2008, and we expect Gene's policy insights and analysis to be valuable contributions to Pimco's investment process.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Greatness is not reserved for certain group of persons. I mean, every human can achieve Greatness. For, the seed of Greatness is right inside everyone already. Yes! all you've got to do is just to discover why you are here (on earth) i.e. your God-given destiny and then strive to fulfill it (your God-given destiny) even against all odds. In case you don't know, you were not born just to exist, then die someday and be forgotten so soon. No not at all. Now listen up, you were born to influence the world positively and as well, to leave your footprints behind for the posterity ahead. Oh! yes, that's just why you are here (on earth). Take note of that, anyway. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Carletha CeCe Cole:

    “Majority of the world’s creativity, power, intellect, and influence is in the minds of women and children. Ironically, these same demographics are largely at a disadvantage socially and economically. We are focused on empowering dreams and changing lives one woman and one child at a time.”

  5. Mattie Renn:

    As future health professionals, especially physicians, we have huge amounts of power in our society, i think there's a certain level of responsibility that comes with that influence.

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