Definition of 'influence'
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And that this may influence their views. The Sun (2016)HERE'S a great lesson in how to win friends and influence people. The Sun (2016)This is not to say that lianas are a bad influence on forests overall. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Until a couple of decades ago it was unacceptable for academics to suggest that anything other than social contexts could influence behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Many things influence trade, and not just trade agreements. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You've got to focus on the thing you can influence and that's the game. The Sun (2016)You become more susceptible to manipulation and control and influence. Christianity Today (2000)One major influence on the location of planned improvements has been land ownership and inheritance patterns. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)Would it help you sell if you could think about people clearly and influence them more? The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)This air war is likely to be extremely complex and one increasingly influenced by electronic techniques. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)Exactly how far that influence stretched is another matter. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)You are less influenced by flattery and promises and disciplined enough to focus on the facts. The Sun (2008)The secret payments were allegedly made in an effort to purchase political influence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What you learn will substantially influence your future. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is partly because the office of mayor is chiefly one of influence rather than power. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These choices are difficult for governments to influence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You may reflect on motives and influences. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995) Many factors will influence the operation of planning in a particular locality. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)Whether these veiled threats will do much to influence voting behaviour is another matter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You are only one of many influences on your adolescent. You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)Similar currents of thought influenced other social sciences. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)They have a bad influence on you. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is a definite unknown and will continue to influence the share price. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They want to try to keep that under control by influencing the availability of mortgage credit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The uncommon individual was displaced not only from a position of power but also from a position of influence. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)Commercial concerns, they argued, had improperly influenced the editorial process. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'influence'
British English: influence /ˈɪnflʊəns/ NOUN
Influence is the power to make other people agree with your opinions or make them do what you want.
He used his influence to get his son into medical school.
- American English: influence
- Arabic: أَثَرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: influência
- Chinese: 影响
- Croatian: utjecaj
- Czech: vliv
- Danish: indflydelse
- Dutch: invloed
- European Spanish: influencia
- Finnish: vaikutus
- French: influence
- German: Einfluss
- Greek: επιρροή
- Italian: influenza
- Japanese: 影響
- Korean: 영향
- Norwegian: innflytelse
- Polish: wpływ
- European Portuguese: influência
- Romanian: influență
- Russian: влияние
- Spanish: influencia
- Swedish: inflytande
- Thai: อิทธิพล
- Turkish: etki nüfuz
- Ukrainian: вплив
- Vietnamese: ảnh hưởng
British English: influence /ˈɪnflʊəns/ VERB
If you influence someone, you use your power to make them agree with you or do what you want.
My dad influenced me to do electronics.
- American English: influence
- Arabic: يُؤَثِّرُ فِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: influenciar
- Chinese: 影响
- Croatian: utjecati
- Czech: ovlivnit
- Danish: påvirke
- Dutch: beïnvloeden
- European Spanish: influir
- Finnish: vaikuttaa
- French: influencer
- German: beeinflussen
- Greek: επηρεάζω
- Italian: influenzare
- Japanese: 影響を与える
- Korean: 영향을 미치다
- Norwegian: influere
- Polish: wpłynąć
- European Portuguese: influenciar
- Romanian: a influența
- Russian: влиять
- Spanish: influir
- Swedish: påverka
- Thai: มีอิทธิพล
- Turkish: etkilemek nüfuzunu kullanarak
- Ukrainian: впливати
- Vietnamese: gây ảnh hưởng
Definition of influence from the Collins English Dictionary
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