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influences

noun
plural of influence

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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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

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influences

verb
present tense third-person singular of influence

Synonyms & Antonyms of influences (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Influences.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/influences. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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