influence [in-floo-uhns] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||lead to believe, do|
|Synonyms:||act upon, affect, alter, argue into, arouse, be recognized, bias, brainwash*, bribe, bring to bear, carry weight, change, channel, compel, control, count, determine, direct, dispose, form, get at, guide, have a part in, impact on, impel, impress, incite, incline, induce, instigate, manipulate, modify, mold, move, persuade, predispose, prejudice, prevail, prompt, pull strings, regulate, rouse, rule, seduce, sell, shape, snow*, sway, talk into, train, turn, urge, work upon|
|Category:||4. Indirect Power|
influence; importance; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; control, domination, pull; authority; capability (power); effect; interest., footing; purchase (support); play, leverage, vantage ground., tower of strength, host in himself; protection, patronage, auspices.
have influence; be influential; carry weight, weigh, tell; have a hold upon, magnetize, bear upon, gain a footing, work upon; take root, take hold; strike root in., 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.
influential, effective; important; weighty; prevailing; prevalent, rife, rampant, dominant, regnant, predominant, in the ascendant, hegemonical.
with telling effect.
tel maure tel valet.
|Antonyms:||absence of influence|
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