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influence meaning

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  • Noun: influence  infloouns
    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"
    Verb: influence  infloouns
    1. Have and exert influence or effect
      "The artist's work influenced the young painter"
      - act upon, work 
    2. Shape or influence; give direction to
      - determine, shape, mold [N. Amer], regulate, mould [Brit, Cdn] 
    3. Induce into action by using one's charm
      - charm, tempt

    Derived forms: influencing, influences, influenced

    See also: influential

    Type of: affect, bear on, bear upon, causal factor, causation, cause, causing, consequence, determinant, determinative, determiner, determining factor, do, effect, event, force, impact, issue, make, outcome, persuade, power, powerfulness, result, touch, touch on, upshot

    Encyclopedia: Influence

  • [Business]
    noun, verb


    1 [C,U]

    the effect that sb/sth has on the way that sth develops or on people's opinions and behaviour:

    These statements have had a negative influence on the stock price.

    He will retain some influence over the company.

    the influence of the banks

    Another downward influence on the inflation rate came from falling petrol prices.

    2 [C]

    a person or thing that affects the way that sth develops or sb's opinions and behaviour:

    He was a big influence on me.

    verb [+ obj]

    to have an effect on events, actions, or opinions:

    What can you do to influence buying decisions?

    I was not in a position to influence what happened.


  • What influenced you to behave like that?
  • Cloud has a dominant influence on radiation.
  • Her influence was the most enduring of all.
  • The place had a soothing influence on him.
  • His baneful influence was feared by all.
  • His influence overreached his audience.
  • It influences dispersion of the population.
  • Wind has little influence on sedentary aphids.
  • I will not be influenced by your flattering remarks.
  • She suspected that secret influences were at work.
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