Meaningn 1: a power to affect persons or events especially power based
on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the
2: causing something without any direct or apparent effort
3: a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you
do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
4: the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the
influence of mechanical action"
5: one having power to influence another; "she was the most
important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence
on the children"
v 1: have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work
influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her
friends to support the political candidate" [syn: act
2: shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often
determines ability"; "mold public opinion" [syn: determine,
shape, mold, regulate]
3: induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him
into giving her all his money" [syn: charm, tempt]