View definitions for influence


Discover More

Example Sentences

He’s unaware of who else is on the panel and how much influence the panels will have on the process.

Under Huang, Nvidia has risen rapidly up the ranks of technology companies in market value and influence.

From Fortune

The extensive observations allowed them to reconstruct the three-dimensional structure of the disk torn apart by the influences of the three stars.

Given how much influence steering winds have over hurricane speed and trajectory, climate change may influence stalling by reshaping large-scale wind patterns.

Taken together, the government has substantial influence on medical innovation.

Police have unions, for one, and those unions influence the elections of their civilian leadership.

What sets him apart from so many of his contemporaries was his rare immunity from the influence of prevailing ideas.

"He brought Ray Charles to the mix as an influence on rock & roll," E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt once raved.

These women interred the bodies of saints on their own properties and occasionally managed to influence papal politics.

Archrival India has money to throw around, and Iran and Russia are also exerting influence in the region.

After her marriage to Eugène Manet she came under the influence of his famous brother, Édouard.

So intelligent were her methods that she doubtless had great influence in making the memory of his art enduring.

It is probable that Mlle. Mayer came under the influence of Prud'hon as early as 1802, possibly before that time.

The voice is the most potent influence of expression, the winged messenger between soul and soul.

Under the soothing influence of beauty, however, the vicar forgot his woes.


Discover More

When To Use

What are other ways to say influence?

Influence is a personal and unofficial power derived from deference of others to one’s character, ability, or station; it may be exerted unconsciously or may operate through persuasion: to have influence over one’s friends. Authority is a power or right, usually because of rank or office, to issue commands and to punish for violations: to have authority over subordinates. Control is either power or influence applied to the complete and successful direction or manipulation of persons or things: to be in control of a project. 

On this page you'll find 333 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to influence, such as: clout, consequence, control, domination, effect, and force.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.