Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun influence

5 senses of influence

Sense 1
influence -- (a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job")
       => power, powerfulness -- (possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade")

Sense 2
influence -- (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)
       => causing, causation -- (the act of causing something to happen)

Sense 3
influence -- (a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking")
       => determinant, determiner, determinative, determining factor, causal factor -- (a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life")

Sense 4
influence -- (the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action")
       => consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event")

Sense 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")
       => power, force -- (one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb influence

3 senses of influence

Sense 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")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 2
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 3
charm, influence, tempt -- (induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money")
       => persuade -- (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!")

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