Synonyms of influence


1. influence, power, powerfulness

usage: a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job"

2. influence, causing, causation

usage: causing something without any direct or apparent effort

3. influence, determinant, determiner, determinative, determining factor, causal factor

usage: a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

4. influence, consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot

usage: the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"

5. influence, power, force

usage: one having power to influence another; "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"


1. influence, act upon, work, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

usage: have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

2. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate, cause, do, make

usage: shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

3. charm, influence, tempt, persuade

usage: induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

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Definition and meaning of influence (Dictionary)