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Synonyms for influence
ˈɪn flu əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. influence(noun)

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

    "used her parents' influence to get the job"

  2. influence(noun)

    causing something without any direct or apparent effort

  3. influence(noun)

    a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

    "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

  4. influence(noun)

    the effect of one thing (or person) on another

    "the influence of mechanical action"

  5. influence(verb)

    one having power to influence another

    "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"

  6. influence, act upon, work(verb)

    have and exert influence or effect

    "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, regulate, determine, figure out, form, mould, sour, work, exploit, make for, go, play, do work, mold, tempt, charm, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, work on, wreak, cultivate, puzzle out

  7. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to

    "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

    Synonyms:
    mildew, settle, baffle, square up, work, shape, fix, find, square off, forge, modulate, regulate, determine, see, find out, govern, cast, form, define, specify, mould, regularize, watch, regularise, mold, tempt, charm, make up one's mind, decide, ascertain, limit, act upon, learn, set, model, order, check

  8. charm, influence, tempt(verb)

    induce into action by using one's charm

    "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

    Synonyms:
    act upon, tempt, enamour, entrance, capture, lure, allure, invite, fascinate, enchant, charm, work, catch, mold, bewitch, becharm, beguile, trance, entice, regulate, enamor, shape, determine, captivate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. influence

    To influence (Latin in, in or into, and fluo, flow) is to affect, modify, or act upon by physical, mental, or moral power, especially in some gentle, subtle, and gradual way; as, vegetation is influenced by light; every one is influenced to some extent by public opinion; influence is chiefly used of power acting from without, tho it may be used of motives regarded as forces acting upon the will. Actuate refers solely to mental or moral power impelling one from within. One may influence, but can not directly actuate another; but one may be actuated to cruelty by hatred which another's misrepresentation has aroused. Prompt and stir are words of mere suggestion toward some course of action; dispose, draw, incline, influence, and lead refer to the use of mild means to awaken in another a purpose or disposition to act. To excite is to arouse one from lethargy or indifference to action. Incite and instigate, to spur or goad one to action, differ in the fact that incite may be to good, while instigate is always to evil (compare ABET). To urge and impel signify to produce strong excitation toward some act. We are urged from without, impelled from within. Drive and compel imply irresistible influence accomplishing its object. One may be driven either by his own passions or by external force or urgency; one is compelled only by some external power; as, the owner was compelled by his misfortunes to sell his estate. Compare COMPEL; DRIVE.

    Synonyms:
    actuate, compel, dispose, draw, drive, excite, impel, incite, incline, induce, instigate, lead, move, persuade, prompt, stir, sway, urge

    Antonyms:
    deter, discourage, dissuade, hinder, impede, inhibit, prevent, restrain, retard

    Preposition:
    Actuated to crime by revenge.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. influence(n)

    Synonyms:
    effect, control, causation, affection, impulse, power, credit, character, sway, weight, ascendancy, prestige, authority

    Antonyms:
    inefficiency, ineffectiveness, imperativeness, nullity, neutrality, inemancy

  2. influence(v)

    Synonyms:
    move, affect, sway, persuade, direct, bias

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. influence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    authority, sway, control, predominance, ascendency, power of impelling or directing, controlling power, directing agency

  2. influence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reputation, credit, weight of character

  3. influence(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    control, sway, bias, lead, direct

  4. influence(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    move, induce, impel, instigate, persuade, actuate, incite, rouse, arouse, work upon, prevail upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. influence(n)

    Synonyms:
    sway, control, persuasion, restraint, authority, ascendency, prestige

  2. influence(v)

    Synonyms:
    move, persuade, induce, sway, control, prevail upon, actuate, impel

How to pronounce influence?

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How to use influence in a sentence?

  1. Zhou Qiang:

    Resolutely resist the influence of erroneous Western thought.

  2. Florence Brown:

    But when we see an association between maternal higher( blood sugar) in pregnancy and worse offspring academic achievement we can not say that there is cause and effect, while the authors try to adjust for the effect of parental education on child educational performance, there may be other factors that influence offspring academic achievement.

  3. Jack Glaser:

    But when they're busy doing their job, they're distracted. The biases are still going to be operative and influence them unless you change the practices and the policies, the bottom line is we don't know how to change the biases in a meaningful, lasting way, because they're... the way we think normally and they're based on years of exposure. So in the absence of being able to change them, we need to change the way people make decisions and the way that they act.

  4. John Ratcliffe:

    Let me be very clear. Regardless of what anyone wants our intelligence to reflect, the intelligence I will provide, if confirmed, will not be impacted or altered as a result of outside influence. Above all, my fidelity and loyalty will always be with the Constitution and the rule of law, and my actions as DNI will reflect that commitment.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    Transparency continues to be the most effective tool in combating the malign behavior of foreign adversaries who intend to mislead and divide the American public through social media, ..., Facebooks takedown of Iran-linked malign influence pages and accounts is further evidence that such deceptive campaigns are worldwide in ambition. This requires a level of vigilance about disinformation operations that we could not have predicted only a few years ago.


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