1 a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job"
2 causing something without any direct or apparent effort
3 a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
4 the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
5 one having power to influence another; "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"
1 have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate" [syn: act upon, work]
2 shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion" [syn: determine, shape, mold, regulate]
3 induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money" [syn: charm, tempt]
EtymologyOld and modern French influence, or from medieval Latin influentia, an astrological term, from influere "to flow into".
- /ˈɪn.flu.əns/, /"In.flU.@ns/
- 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; the status of being able to dictate the actions or behaviors of an object or
person; moral or political
power over a person or group; ascendancy.
- 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 by some 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.
- electrostatic induction.
power to affect, control or manipulate
action exerted by a person or thing with power to cause change
person or thing exerting such power or action
(astrology) element determining someone's character or individual tendencies
- Finnish: vaikutus
- German: Einfluss
- Slovene: vpliv
action of flowing in; influx
- ttbc Arabic: تأثير
- ttbc Bulgarian: влияние (vlijanie)
- ttbc Dutch: invloed
- ttbc French: Influence
- ttbc Hebrew: השפעה
- ttbc Ido: influo+, influeso -
- ttbc Italian: Influenza
- ttbc Lithuanian: įtaka
- ttbc Swedish: inflytande
- ttbc Spanish: influencia
- ttbc Telugu: ప్రభావము (prabhaavamu)
to exert an influence upon
(intr.) to exert influence
- SAMPA: /E~.fly.A~s/
Influence may refer to:
- Influence (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), an episode of the American drama TV series
- Influence machine, a machine that converts mechanical work into electrostatic energy
- Social influence, in interpersonal relationships
- Minority influence, when the minority affect the behavior or beliefs of the majority
- Undue influence, in contract law where one person takes advantage of a position of power over another person
- Sphere of influence, area over which a state has some indirect control
- Office of Strategic Influence, a short-lived American government department
- Driving under the influence, the criminal act of driving while intoxicated
influence in Spanish: Influencia (desambiguación)
influence in French: Influence
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