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Etymology

Old and modern French influence, or from medieval Latin influentia, an astrological term, from influere "to flow into".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
influence

Plural
s

influence (s)
  1. The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions; the status of being able to dictate the actions or behaviors of an object or person; moral or political power over a person or group; ascendancy.
    I have absolutely no influence over him.
  2. An action exerted by a person or thing with such power on another to cause change.
    I'm not able to exercise influence over him.
  3. A person or thing exerting such power or action.
    He has been a great influence on the voters during the elections.
  4. (astrology) An element believed by some to determine someone's character or individual tendencies, caused by the position of the stars and planets at the time of one's birth.
  5. (obsolete) The action of flowing in; influx.
  6. (electricity) electrostatic induction.

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Verb

Infinitive
to influence

Third person singular
influenc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to influence (third-person singular simple present influenc, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.
  2. (intransitive) Exert influence.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Cause to flow in or into; infuse; instill.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

influence

  1. Influence.

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