power resulting from ability, wealth, or positionAs he grew older, she had less influence and couldn't control him.
The first aim of his government would be to establish control over the republic's territory.
women who have reached positions of great power and influence
The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
The house was built under the direction of his partner.
the struggle for command of the air
They had five centuries of domination by the Romans.
The president asserted his supremacy over the prime minister.
a region where humans have gained mastery over the major rivers
The extremists are gaining ascendancy.
mana (New Zealand),
a leader of great mana and influence
the power of a person or thing to have such an effectThey should continue to use their influence for the release of all hostages.
the power of his rhetoric
He changed our world through the force of his ideas.
Using all his pull in parliament, he obtained the necessary papers.
That argument no longer carries much weight.
They have their own independence movement which is gathering strength.
He was too puffed up with his own importance to accept the verdict.
Her work gained her international prestige.
The two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.
My position affords me the leverage to get things done.
an effect of one person or thing on anotherMany other medications have an influence on cholesterol levels.
I fell under the influence of a history master.
The King also falls under her spell.
It's always useful to have a hold over people.
the winding-up of British rule over the territory
magic, , ,
The singer believes he can still regain some of his old magic.
There was no doubting the animal magnetism of the man.
an effective countercharm against enchantment by the faerie folk
to have an effect upon (actions or events)What you eat may influence your risk of getting cancer.
Millions of people have been affected by the drought.
have an effect on,
have an impact on, ,
This matter doesn't concern you, so stay out of it.
She will direct day-to-day operations.
He should have let his instinct guide him.
impact on, ,
act or work upon
to persuade or induceThe conference influenced us to launch the campaign.
My husband persuaded me to come.
The hearings moved me to come up with these suggestions.
prompt, , ,
The recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars.
I would do anything to induce them to stay.
the factors which incline us towards particular beliefs
theologies which dispose their adherents to fanaticism
His work has aroused intense interest.
Don't ever be swayed by fashion.
It roused a feeling of rebellion in her.
Retailers will try almost anything to entice shoppers through their doors.
After lunch she coaxed him into talking about himself.
He incited his fellow citizens to take revenge.
The violence was instigated by ex-members of the secret police.
Some factors predispose certain individuals to criminal behaviour.
I felt impelled to go on speaking.
Her attempt to influence the Press rebounded.
carry weight with,
cut any ice with (informal),
pull strings with (informal),
bring pressure to bear upon,
make yourself felt with
See under the influence
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in the sense of arouse
to produce (a reaction, emotion, or response)His work has aroused intense interest.
in the sense of ascendancy
the condition of being dominantThe extremists are gaining ascendancy.
in the sense of authority
the power to command, control, or judge othersThe judge has no authority to order a second trial.
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Life on the edge
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