English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Actuated to crime by revenge.
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a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
"used her parents' influence to get the job"
causing something without any direct or apparent effort
a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
the effect of one thing (or person) on another
"the influence of mechanical action"
one having power to influence another
"she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"
influence, act upon, workverb
have and exert influence or effect
"The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
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
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulateverb
shape or influence; give direction to
"experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
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
charm, influence, temptverb
induce into action by using one's charm
"She charmed him into giving her all his money"
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
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How to use influence in a sentence?
If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.
Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of American democracy, and we will use our authorities against anyone seeking to undermine our processes and subversively influence voters, this Administration will work tirelessly to safeguard our electoral process, and will aggressively pursue any other foreign actor that attempts to interfere in the 2020 elections.
VCs can be a bad influence and are not a good role model for students.
What's important is that everyone who is able to use their influence to guarantee at least some predictability in the pattern of Turkey's behavior, russian planes should never be shot down.
It was to be expected that this would have an influence on the decision of the regulatory authorities and then the permanent vaccine commission, we just don’t know yet how concretely -- so let’s wait for the decision tomorrow on clearance and then the final recommendation from the permanent vaccine commission.
Translations for influence
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- نفوذ, تأثيرArabic
- уплы́ў, ўплыўBelarusian
- influènciaCatalan, Valencian
- vliv, ovlivnitCzech
- beeinflussen, Einfluss, Beeinflussung, BeeinflusserGerman
- επήρεια, επηρεάζομαι, επιρροή, επηρεάζωGreek
- influi, influoEsperanto
- influencia, influenciar, influirSpanish
- vaikutusvalta, vaikuttaa, vaikuttaja, vaikutusFinnish
- influence, influencer, influerFrench
- cumhachdScottish Gaelic
- befolyás, befolyásolHungarian
- influenza, ascendenteItalian
- 影響, 有力者, 影響力Japanese
- 영향력, 영향Korean
- iedarbe, ietekme, iedarbībaLatvian
- kawe, kawekawenga, kawekaweMāori
- impact, invloed uitoefenen, beïnvloeding, inductie, invloed, beïnvloedenDutch
- wpływ, indukcja, wpływaćPolish
- influência, influenciarPortuguese
- inducție, influențare, influențător, influențăRomanian
- влияние, индукция, воздействовать, влиятьRussian
- influera, påverkan, påverka, inflytandeSwedish
- упли́в, впливUkrainian
- اثر و رسوخUrdu
- ảnh hưởngVietnamese
- flunön, flunVolapük
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