What are some alternative words for influence?

Synonyms for influence
ˈɪn flu əns

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term influence.

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?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say influence in sign language?

  1. influence

How to use influence in a sentence?

  1. Vivien Yang:

    It is nearly impossible to influence the oil price long-term by freezing production as unconventional oil and gas and alternative energy may enter the market to bring down the price, the recent failed OPEC attempt to freeze production may cause grief from oil producers, but in reality even if it was successful its long term effect is doubtful.

  2. STOOLarts KONCEPT:

    Jack of all trades, master of none Jacking up WISDOM with everyone That was stolen from a little old man Because he thinks everyone's dumb. He's a Doctor and a Faith Healer He's a Teacher and a Cheater He's a PREACHER and a Sinner He's a Musician and a Politician He's a Judge with a grudge He is trying to be an Artist But nobody was pleased. Jack of all trades Speaking highly of his trades But not even a master of one. Records, showed none... A COPY and PASTE TEACHER, And a PAINTLESS PAINTER. Trying to be a motivator, But, avoids his own mirror. Advice foods and health facts, But who's overweight and fat. Words of pretense, But a bad influence. Tried to create more, But achieve worse than before. Kindness is his devotion, But it's the opposite of his actions. Love and peace as problem solutions, But shows love of gun collections. Your virtue of righteousness, Are just a paradox, it is worthless. You're no mystery, But just plain MISERY. Jack of all trades, For sure master of NONE.

  3. Ken Gause:

    If Kim Jong Un is set on making peace with the U.S. and South Korea and dealing away at least part of the nuclear program, he will have to put the KPA's influence in a box and keep it there, this reshuffle has brought to the fore the officers who can do just that. They are loyal to Kim Jong Un and no one else.

  4. Brendon Stubbs:

    We have known for some time that what we eat can influence our physical health, but the impact on mental health and specifically depression had not previously been comprehensively evaluated, the potential public health implications are considerable.

  5. David Lourie:

    This broad spectrum of people that Tess knew and whose lives she touched all are testament to the influence that Tess had on so many — an impact that will endure in sweet memories of our time with her.


Translations for influence

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for influence »

Translation

Find a translation for the influence synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of influence

  1. influence
    influence
    influence
    influence
    influence

Discuss these influence synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"influence." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 1 Jun 2020. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/influence>.

Are we missing a good synonym for influence?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for influence:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.