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influence   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋInflUәns 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˊinfluәns 〕


Overview of noun influence

The noun influence has 5 senses


  • influence -- (a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job")

  • influence -- (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)

  • influence -- (a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking")

  • influence -- (the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action")

  • influence -- (one having power to influence another; "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children")


Overview of verb influence

The verb influence has 3 senses


  • influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

  • determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate -- (shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion")

  • charm, influence, tempt -- (induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money")