Definitions for influence

Definitions for (noun) influence

Main entry: influence

Definition: causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Main entry: influence

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

Usage: used her parents' influence to get the job

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: influence

Definition: the effect of one thing (or person) on another

Usage: the influence of mechanical action

Definitions for (verb) influence

Main entry: influence, determine, regulate, mold, shape

Definition: shape or influence; give direction to

Usage: experience often determines ability; mold public opinion

Main entry: charm, tempt, influence

Definition: induce into action by using one's charm

Usage: She charmed him into giving her all his money

Main entry: 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

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