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Meaning & Definition of Influence in English

English

Influence

/ɪnfluəns/

noun

1. A power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc

  • "Used her parents' influence to get the job"
    synonym:
  • influence

2. Causing something without any direct or apparent effort

    synonym:
  • influence

3. A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

  • "Her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
    synonym:
  • influence

4. The effect of one thing (or person) on another

  • "The influence of mechanical action"
    synonym:
  • influence

5. One having power to influence another

  • "She was the most important influence in my life"
  • "He was a bad influence on the children"
    synonym:
  • influence

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • influence
  • ,
  • act upon
  • ,
  • work

2. Shape or influence

  • Give direction to
  • "Experience often determines ability"
  • "Mold public opinion"
    synonym:
  • determine
  • ,
  • shape
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • influence
  • ,
  • regulate

3. Induce into action by using one's charm

  • "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
    synonym:
  • charm
  • ,
  • influence
  • ,
  • tempt

Examples of using

A good programmer will influence everyone around him.
Paracelsus influence was intense and long lasting.
They were under the magical influence of the night.