- 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.
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As you see, the data and our daily experience on the Internet show that it’s hard to argue that social media influence purchase decisions.How social media influence 71% consumer buying decisions|Aleh Barysevich|November 20, 2020|Search Engine Watch
In one sign of that generation’s growing influence, some 70% of consumers overall now claim they buy or boycott products or services based on the social stances of the companies that make or sell them.Purpose, or ‘purpose- washing’? A crossroads for business leaders|Alan Murray|November 11, 2020|Fortune
They wanted to know what would happen to the moods and psychologies of stable-brained people who ingested psilocybin, and what those changes had to do with any spiritual strangeness that might occur while they were under the influence.
In particular, as The Drum points out, “how brands give back to communities and people will be a huge influence on shoppers this year.”Winter is coming: How to prepare your content strategy for a COVID-19 winter|Edward Coram James|November 4, 2020|Search Engine Watch
This exchange, known as the Great American Biotic Interchange, had a major influence on the distribution of mammals in the Americas today.Why South America’s ancient mammals may have lost out to northern counterparts|Jake Buehler|November 4, 2020|Science News
As Gaidar suggests, this is the rare case when public reaction has influenced authorities at all.
Ricky was very influenced by This Is Spinal Tap, and I was always a fan of Woody Allen movies.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this is a situation in which the films have influenced the behavior of young pro-democracy activists in real life.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was obvious to me that Bill Evans was influenced by Ravel, too.
But what influenced his change of heart to move away from Jacobinism as an ideology?
She has been much influenced by Gainsborough, Lawrence, and Reynolds, traces of their manner being evident in her work.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Something influenced by his reasoning, Ripperda employed the greatest part of the day in writing a large packet for his son.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
In choosing Massna to carry to Paris the tidings of peace, it was not only his prestige and renown which influenced Bonaparte.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The ceremony inevitably lacked certain of the traditional accessories that strangely influenced the popular mind.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
The economic destiny of a region is greatly influenced by its natural resources as well as by its location.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for influence
Derived forms of influenceinfluenceable, adjectiveinfluencer, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with influence
see under the influence.