- 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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Idioms for influence
Origin of influence
synonym study for influence
OTHER WORDS FROM influence
Example sentences from the Web for influence
As Gaidar suggests, this is the rare case when public reaction has influenced authorities at all.
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?
Still other critics are baffled that Borges was influenced by such strange and disparate sources.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although often most fatal in winter, there is no proof that its prevalence is influenced by season.
Philosophical studies were influenced by the current ideas of the age.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
Yet as the days passed, he became more interested in her, influenced by her nearness to him, and still more by her remoteness.The Mountain Girl|Payne Erskine
On the other hand there is the converse fact that the voice may be influenced through expression and gesture.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Strong in self-confidence, she had no fear that her mind could be influenced to stray from its proper path.
British Dictionary definitions for influence
Derived forms of influenceinfluenceable, adjectiveinfluencer, noun
Word Origin for influence
Idioms and Phrases with influence
see under the influence.