- the radiation of an ethereal fluid from the stars, regarded as affecting human actions and destinies.
- the exercise of occult power by the stars, or such power as exercised.
verb (used with object), in·flu·enced, in·flu·enc·ing.
Origin of influence
Examples from the Web for counter-influence
As a counter-influence, a new class of settlers was provided for.The Colonies 1492-1750|Reuben Gold Thwaites
His counter-influence upon Venetian portraiture has never been quite justly estimated.A Text-Book of the History of Painting|John C. Van Dyke
A widespread opinion ascribes the failures of the magician to a rival or to the counter-influence of some evil spirit.The Psychological Origin and the Nature of Religion|James H. Leuba
British Dictionary definitions for counter-influence
Derived Formsinfluenceable, adjectiveinfluencer, noun
Word Origin for influence
Idioms and Phrases with counter-influence
see under the influence.