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Influence meaning

influence - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A flowing in or upon; influx.
  2. 2. Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, phusical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers, of the stars over affairs.
  3. 3. Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.
  4. 4. Induction.
  5. 5. To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to move; to persuade; to induce.
  6. 6. Operating power; authority.
  7. 7. To affect; move; direct.

influence - examples of usage

  1. I hope Exeter has had some influence upon her.
  2. The nerves conduct the nervous influence. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. She replied, " As to that she could not have any influence over him. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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