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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

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How to use influence in a sentence?

  1. Joshua Putnam:

    It’s been an effective deterrent, if your intent is to have more influence, losing 80 percent of your delegates kind of prevents that from happening.

  2. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    The current situation in the region demands -- more than ever before -- the strengthening of relations between countries in the region as well as avoiding the influence of foreigners' inductions.

  3. Barry Silkman:

    Jorge Mendes was obviously very influential in affecting the player's price, jorge with Jorge Mendes influence probably added value of 40 %.

  4. William Howard Taft:

    There is only one thing I wast to say about Ohio that has a political tinge, and that is that I think a mistake has been made of recent years in Ohio in failing to continue as our representatives the same people term after term. I do not need to tell a Washington audience, among whom there are certainly some who have been interested in legislation, that length of service in the House and in the Senate is what gives influence.

  5. Carl Miller:

    The rise of digital campaigning is in reaction to something fundamental the electorate are increasingly turning to digital spaces for their information and opinion, for young people, 34 percent of them say social media will influence their vote, which is huge.


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