under the influence of

Definition of under the influence of

  1. :  being affected by She was under the influence of drugs. The satellite came under the influence of the planet's gravitational pull. under the influence of a foreign government

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

  1. :  an ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans

    :  an emanation of occult power held to derive from stars

    :  an emanation of spiritual or moral force

  1. :  to affect or alter by indirect or intangible means

    :  to have an effect on the condition or development of

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to criticize severely

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