4. Indirect Power
[Antonyms: absence of influence.]
[Nouns] influence; importance [more]; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; control, domination, pull; authority [more]; capability (power) [more]; effect [more]; interest.
footing; purchase (support) [more]; play, leverage, vantage ground.
tower of strength, host in himself; protection, patronage, auspices.
run through, pervade; prevail, dominate, predominate; outweigh, overweigh; override, overbear; gain head; rage; be rife; spread like wildfire; have the upper hand, get the upper hand, gain the upper hand, have full play, get full play, gain full play.
be recognized, be listened to; make one's voice heard, gain a hearing; play a part, play a leading part, play a leading part in; take the lead, pull the strings; turn the scale, throw one's weight into the scale; set the fashion, lead the dance.
[Adjectives] influential, effective; important [more]; weighty; prevailing; prevalent, rife, rampant, dominant, regnant, predominant, in the ascendant, hegemonical.