Influence

  • 21INFLUENCE — n. f. Action d’une personne, d’une circonstance ou d’une chose qui influe sur une autre. L’influence de la lune sur les marées. L’influence de la chaleur sur les corps. Des influences contraires. On croyait autrefois que les astres avaient de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 22influence — 1 noun 1 (C, U) power to have an effect on the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks without using direct force or commands (+ with): She used her influence with the chairman to get me the job. | have an influence on: Claude s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 23influence*/*/*/ — [ˈɪnfluəns] noun I 1) [C/U] the effect that a person or thing has on someone or something He couldn t hope to exert any real influence in the new department.[/ex] Teachers have considerable influence over what is taught in the classroom.[/ex] 2)… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 24influence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Power to effect decision Nouns 1. influence, importance, weight, pressure, preponderance; predominance, predominancy (see superiority); power, sway; ascendancy; hegemony, reign, control, authority; bias …

    English dictionary for students

  • 25Influence —          CONSTANT (Benjamin Constant de Rebecque, dit Benjamin)     Bio express : Homme politique et écrivain français d origine suisse (1767 1830)     «L oeuvre du législateur n est point complète quand il a seulement rendu le peuple tranquille …

    Dictionnaire des citations politiques

  • 26influence — 01. Young people are often [influenced] by their friends, but they generally learn most of their values at home. 02. Movie stars and sports celebrities have always had a lot of [influence] on what young people wear. 03. David Suzuki is one of the …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 27influence — influenceable, adj. influencer, n. /in flooh euhns/, n., v., influenced, influencing. n. 1. the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others: He used… …

    Universalium

  • 28influence — 1. noun /ˈɪn.flu.əns/ a) 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. I have absolutely no influence over him. b) …

    Wiktionary

  • 29Influence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Influence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 influence influence Sgm: N 1 importance importance &c. 642 Sgm: N 1 weight weight pressure preponderance prevalence sway Sgm: N 1 predominance pre …

    English dictionary for students

  • 30Influence — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Influence », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Influence électrostatique Influence, en… …

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  • 31influence — Synonyms and related words: Rasputin, Svengali, VIP, access, acme, act on, act upon, actuation, advance, affect, alter, amperage, animation, armipotence, ascendancy, authority, authorization, bad influence, be all and end all, beef, behind the… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 32influence — {{11}}influence (n.) late 14c., an astrological term, streaming ethereal power from the stars acting upon character or destiny of men, from O.Fr. influence emanation from the stars that acts upon one s character and destiny (13c.), also a flow of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 33influence — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin influentia, from Latin influent , influens, present participle of influere to flow in, from in + fluere to flow more at fluid Date: 14th century 1. a. an ethereal fluid held… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 34INFLUENCE —     Tout ce qui vous entoure influe sur vous en physique, en morale: vous le savez assez.     Peut on influer sur un être sans toucher, sans remuer cet être ?     On a démontré enfin cette étonnante propriété de la matière, de graviter sans… …

    Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • 35influence — 1. noun 1) the influence of parents on their children Syn: effect, impact; control, sway, hold, power, authority, mastery, domination, supremacy; guidance, direction; pressure 2) a bad influence on young girls …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 36influence — 1. noun 1) the influence of parents on their children Syn: effect, impact, control, spell, hold, magic 2) a bad influence on young girls Syn: example to, role model for, inspiration to 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 37influence — n. & v. n. 1 a (usu. foll. by on, upon) the effect a person or thing has on another. b (usu. foll. by over, with) moral ascendancy or power. c a thing or person exercising such power (is a good influence on them). 2 Astrol. an ethereal fluid… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 38influence — in•flu•ence [[t]ˈɪn flu əns[/t]] n. v. enced, enc•ing 1) the capacity or power of persons or things to produce effects on others by intangible or indirect means 2) the action or process of producing such effects 3) a person or thing that exerts… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 39influence — /ˈɪnfluəns / (say infloohuhns) noun 1. invisible or insensible action exerted by one thing or person on another, especially by people in power. 2. power of producing effects by invisible or insensible means: spheres of influence. 3. a thing or… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 40influence — [14] Influence began life as an astrological term. It was coined in medieval Latin as influentia from the present participle of Latin influere ‘flow in’, a compound verb based on fluere ‘flow’, and to begin with denoted a sort of fluid that was… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins