influence influence  /ˈɪn flu əns/


  1. (n) a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
  2. (n) causing something without any direct or apparent effort
  3. (n) a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
  4. (n) the effect of one thing (or person) on another
  5. (n) one having power to influence another
  6. (v) have and exert influence or effect
  7. (v) shape or influence; give direction to
  8. (v) induce into action by using one's charm

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  1. If so, their influence was less visible in her private life.
  2. The Choctaw Tribe has proved even more productive by another crucial yardstick: influence peddling in Washington.
  3. The grip he holds over the Philippines is similar to Nelson Mandela's influence in South Africa.


  1. Parental Influence on Children’s Reading Ability Starts at Birth

    How early can a parent’s actions influence a baby’s future reading ability? As early as possible, say speakers at Reach Out and Read of Greater New York's Annual Meeting. (PRWeb June 22, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Rainbow Lake's influence apparent at Royal Ascot

    Although she never competed at Royal Ascot herself, few mares have enjoyed a more successful run of influence at the famed race meeting than Rainbow Lake has in recent years.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  3. Factors that influence spinach contamination pre-harvest determined

    Scientists have identified a variety of factors that influence the likelihood of E. coli contamination of spinach on farms prior to harvest.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "The world has lost not only a quintessential filmmaker whose influence will be felt for generations, but a great and decent man," Culkin said.
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Matthew Broderick Source: Hollywood Reporter

  2. "Let me assure you that no authorities of my church, or of any other church for that matter, will ever exert influence on presidential decisions. Their authority is theirs, within the province of church affairs, and it ends where the affairs of the...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Forbes

  3. Mr Blair said: "These changes are significant and, once implemented, should have a dramatic influence on the daily lives of the people of Gaza and on the private sector."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Tony Blair Source: BBC News

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