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Synonyms for influence

Synonyms for (noun) influence

Synonyms: influence Definition: causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Similar words: causation, causing Definition: the act of causing something to happen

Synonyms: influence Definition: a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc Usage: used her parents' influence to get the job

Similar words: power, powerfulness Definition: possession of controlling influence Usage: the deterrent power of nuclear weapons; the power of his love saved her; his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

Synonyms: influence Definition: a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do Usage: her wishes had a great influence on his thinking

Similar words: causal factor, determinant, determinative, determiner, determining factor Definition: a determining or causal element or factor Usage: education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

Synonyms: influence Definition: one having power to influence another Usage: she was the most important influence in my life; he was a bad influence on the children

Similar words: power, force Definition: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority Usage: the mysterious presence of an evil power; may the force be with you; the forces of evil

Synonyms: influence Definition: the effect of one thing (or person) on another Usage: the influence of mechanical action

Similar words: effect, consequence, event, issue, result, outcome, upshot Definition: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon Usage: the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise; his decision had depressing consequences for business; he acted very wise after the event

Synonyms for (verb) influence

Synonyms: influence, determine, regulate, mold, shape Definition: shape or influence; give direction to Usage: experience often determines ability; mold public opinion

Similar words: cause, do, make Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident

Synonyms: charm, tempt, influence Definition: induce into action by using one's charm Usage: She charmed him into giving her all his money

Similar words: persuade Definition: cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm Usage: You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

Synonyms: act upon, work, influence Definition: have and exert influence or effect Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate

Similar words: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon Definition: have an effect upon Usage: Will the new rules affect me?