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influence

 
Noun influence has 5 senses
  1. influence - a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job"
    --1 is a kind of
    power, powerfulness
    --1 has particulars:
     dead hand, dead hand of the past, mortmain; force; grip, grasp
    Derived forms: verb influence3, verb influence1
  2. influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort
    --2 is a kind of
    causing, causation
    --2 has particulars:
     cross-pollination; exposure; impingement, encroachment, impact; manipulation, use; hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestion; persuasion; enticement, temptation; dissuasion
    Derived form: verb influence2
  3. influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
    --3 is a kind of
    determinant, determiner, determinative, determining factor, causal factor
    --3 has particulars:
     imponderable; imprint; morale builder; pestilence; support; temptation, enticement
    Derived form: verb influence1
  4. influence - the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
    --4 is a kind of
    consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
    --4 has particulars: perturbation; purchase; wind
    Derived forms: verb influence3, verb influence2, verb influence1
  5. influence - one having power to influence another; "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"
    --5 is a kind of
    power, force
    Derived forms: verb influence3, verb influence2, verb influence1
Verb influence has 3 senses
  1. influence, act upon, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
    --1 is one way to affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
    Derived forms: noun influence5, noun influence4, noun influence3, noun influence1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
    --2 is one way to cause, do, make
    Derived forms: noun influence4, noun influence5, noun influence2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
  3. charm, influence, tempt - induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
    --3 is one way to persuade
    Derived forms: noun influence5, noun influence4, noun influence1
    Sample sentence:
    They influence him to write the letter
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