Definition and Meanings for influence
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Part of Speech of influence
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of influence
Meaning of influence
- a flowing in or upon; influx.
- hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, physical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which affects, modifies, or sways; as, the influence 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.
- 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.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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 affect; to move; to persuade; to induce.