Definition of influence :
1. A flowing in or upon; influx.
2. Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, phusical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers, of the stars over affairs.
4. Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.
5. To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to move; to persuade; to induce.
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authority (part of speech: noun)
kingship, seniority, authority, prestige, primacy, domination, sovereignty, privilege, mandate, faculty, clout, title, precedence, potency, enfranchisement, birthright, mastery, license, force, charge, prerogative, cogency, commission, prepotency, steam, mightiness, credential, puissance, empowerment, strength, rank, right, superiority, punch, powerfulness, entitlement, might, purview, stature, office
importance (part of speech: noun)
attraction (part of speech: noun)
influence (part of speech: verb)
persuasion (part of speech: noun)
persuade (part of speech: verb)
- Then Henry would of course use all his influence to advance you both. - "Sara, a Princess", Fannie E. Newberry.
- " He'll do it, too, if the cattle interest can influence the Secretary. - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.
- Dick has such a wonderful influence over the men. - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.