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  Definition of influence
  1. causing something without any direct or apparent effort
  2. a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents'' influence to get the job"
  3. a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
  4. one having power to influence another; "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"
  5. the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
  6. shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
  7. induce into action by using one''s charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
  8. have and exert influence or effect; "The artist''s work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
Similar Words: determine, shape, mold, regulate, charm, tempt, act upon, work

 

Hyponyms: cross-pollination, exposure, impingement, encroachment, impact, manipulation, use, hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestion, persuasion, enticement, temptation, dissuasion, dead hand, dead hand of the past, mortmain, force, grip, grasp, imponderable, imprint, morale builder, pestilence, support, perturbation, purchase, wind, dispose, incline, indispose, disincline, miscreate, carry weight, decide, reshape, time, index, pace, predetermine, magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbind, prejudice, prepossess, form, militate, manipulate, pull strings, pull wires, color, colour, swing, swing over, blackmail, blackjack, pressure, carry, persuade, sway, get at, dominate

 

Derivational Morphology: determine, shape, mold, regulate, charm, tempt, act upon, work, regulation, regulating, form, pattern, embodiment, shaping, defining, determinant, determiner, determinative, determining factor, causal factor, enticement, temptation, tempter, appeal, appealingness

 

 
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