- n a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
used her parents' influence to get the job
- n causing something without any direct or apparent effort
- n a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
her wishes had a great influence on his thinking
- n the effect of one thing (or person) on another
the influence of mechanical action
- n one having power to influence another
she was the most important influence in my life
he was a bad influence on the children
- v have and exert influence or effect
The artist's work influenced the young painter
- v shape or influence; give direction to
- v induce into action by using one's charm
- If so, their influence was less visible in her private life.
- The Choctaw Tribe has proved even more productive by another crucial yardstick: influence peddling in Washington.
- The grip he holds over the Philippines is similar to Nelson Mandela's influence in South Africa.
- Matthew Broderick in Hollywood Reporter
The world has lost not only a quintessential filmmaker whose influence will be felt for generations, but a great and decent man,Culkin said.
- Tony Blair in BBC News
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... Mitt Romney http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHsbJvd1A8Hj2N-SfDDingX9k3-RA Forbes http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/12/06/ap4412314.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF6i_FqfMX2k5-v9k7Fuf61okFhcg Dec 6, 2007
51665 69110 influence 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."