|1.||[ noun ] a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc|
: "used her parents' influence to get the job"
|Related terms:||power force dead_hand grip charm|
|2.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||affect carry dominate manipulate swing imprint militate color get_at blackmail prejudice|
|3.||[ noun ] causing something without any direct or apparent effort|
|Related terms:||causing manipulation exposure impingement enticement persuasion persuasion hypnotism cross-pollination dissuasion determine|
|4.||[ noun ] a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do|
"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
|Related terms:||determinant temptation support morale_builder imprint pestilence imponderable|
|5.||[ verb ] shape or influence; give direction to|
|Synonyms:||determine shape regulate mold|
"experience often determines ability" "mold public opinion"
|Related terms:||cause dispose reshape time decide miscreate pace predetermine carry_weight indispose pace index form determinant shape regulation|
|6.||[ noun ] the effect of one thing (or person) on another|
"the influence of mechanical action"
|Related terms:||consequence purchase wind perturbation charm|
|7.||[ verb ] induce into action by using one's charm|
"She charmed him into giving her all his money"
|Related terms:||persuade magnetize appeal enticement|
|8.||[ noun ] one having power to influence another|
: "she was the most important influence in my life" "he was a bad influence on the children"
|Related terms:||power charm|