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    influence - Dictionary definition and meaning for word influence

    Definition
    (noun) a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    Example Sentence
    • used her parents' influence to get the job
    Definition
    (noun) causing something without any direct or apparent effort Definition
    (noun) a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
    Example Sentence
    • her wishes had a great influence on his thinking
    Definition
    (noun) the effect of one thing (or person) on another
    Example Sentence
    • the influence of mechanical action
    Definition
    (noun) one having power to influence another
    Example Sentence
    • she was the most important influence in my life
    • he was a bad influence on the children
    Definition
    (verb) have and exert influence or effect
    Synonyms : act upon , work
    Example Sentence
    • The artist's work influenced the young painter
    • She worked on her friends to support the political candidate
    Definition
    (verb) shape or influence; give direction to
    Synonyms : determine , mold , regulate , shape
    Example Sentence
    • experience often determines ability
    • mold public opinion
    Definition
    (verb) induce into action by using one's charm
    Synonyms : charm , tempt
    Example Sentence
    • She charmed him into giving her all his money
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