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influence

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of influence

  1. to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response <the news reports of the devastating flood influenced a great many people to make contributions for food and supplies> Synonyms impact, impress, {h,1}affect, move, reach, strike, sway, tell (on), touchRelated Words carry away, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthrall (or enthral), ravish, transport; bias, color; inspire, stir; engage, interest, involve, penetrate, pierce; afflict, agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, disturb, fluster, harass, harry, perturb, pester, plague, smite, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry, wring; allure, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinateNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm


influence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of influence

  1. 1 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly <a mayor who doesn't hesitate to use her influence to get business leaders behind civic improvements> Synonyms authority, clout, credit, heft, in, juice [slang], leverage, pull, sway, weight Related Words counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, mark Near Antonyms helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  2. 2 the power to bring about a result on another <the basic premise of astrology is that the position of the stars has an influence on human affairs> Synonyms impact, effect, mark, repercussion, swayRelated Words authority, clout, prestige, pull, weight; command, domination, dominion, mastery; consequence, importance, significance; sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacyNear Antonyms helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness



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