Synonyms for influence
ˈɪn flu ənsin·flu·ence
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes
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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Princeton's WordNet3.8 / 6 votes
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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If there is one area of our lives that we have complete control in, it is our thinking. Others may influence our thinking; however we alone can choose to accept that influence. Each day we have a CHOICE to be either be positive in our thinking or negative. To emit positive energy or to emit negative energy is of our choosing.
There was no influence there, no positive influence, no guiding influence — and no one to say, ‘Stop! What the hell are you doing?’.
On the commodity side it is what it is, we can't influence what prices are going to do, what we can influence is where we are on the cost curve and we will continue to work on it.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
People want to ask questions. Why? How? I simply looked at folks today and said, 'I don't know, the guy has been here. He's been an influence on our students, he's been an influence on my own kids. They love him.
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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