Definitions of influence:
  • noun:   causing something without any direct or apparent effort
  • noun:   a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    Example: "Used her parents' influence to get the job"
  • noun:   a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
    Example: "Her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
  • noun:   one having power to influence another
    Example: "She was the most important influence in my life"
  • noun:   the effect of one thing (or person) on another
    Example: "The influence of mechanical action"
  • verb:   have and exert influence or effect
    Example: "The artist's work influenced the young painter"
  • verb:   induce into action by using one's charm
  • verb:   shape or influence; give direction to

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