influence


influence
in·flu·ence n
1 a: the act or power of producing an effect without any apparent exertion of force or direct exercise of command
b: corrupt interference with authority for personal gain
2: the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways
3: one that exerts influence
in·flu·enc·er n
under the influence: affected by alcohol or another intoxicant
was arrested for driving under the influence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

influence
I noun ascendance, ascendancy, authority, command, consequence, control, dominance, domination, dominion, effect, effectiveness, effectuality, eminence, encouragement, forcefulness, governance, hegemony, hold, importance, incitation, incitement, inspiration, instigation, leadership, leverage, masterfulness, mastery, might, mightiness, omnipotence, paramountcy, pondus, potency potentia, power, powerfulness, predominance, predominancy, prepollence, prepollency, prepotency, prestige, provocation, puissance, reign, rule, sovereignty, superiority, supremacy, sway, urging, vis, weight associated concepts: coercion controlling influence, improper influence, influence peddling, political influence, undue influence II verb actuate, arouse, brainwash, bring pressure to bear, cajole, carry weight, convince, direct, form, guide, impel, impellere, impress, incite, induce, inspire, inveigle, lead, militate, modify, mold, motivate, move, movere, persuade, prejudice, pressure, prevail upon, prompt, pull strings, shape, stimulate, sway, talk into, urge, work upon associated concepts: bribery, control, duress, improper influence, under the influence of alcohol, undue influence, wrong influence III index advantage, affect, agitate (activate), authority (power), bait (lure), cause (reason), cause, clout, coax, concern (involve), conduce, consequence (significance), convert (persuade), convince, dint, dispose (incline), dominance, dominate, draw (attraction), eminence, exhort, force (strength), hegemony, imbue, impetus, importance, impress (affect deeply), impression, incentive, incite, induce, inducement, inspire, instigation, inveigle, leverage, lobby, manipulate (control unfairly), militate, motivate, motive, occupation (possession), patronage (power to appoint jobs), patronage (support), persuade, persuasion, power, predominance, predominate (command), pressure (noun), pressure (verb), prestige, prevail (persuade), prevail upon, primacy, prompt, reach, redound, sphere, stimulus, supremacy, weight (importance)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • influence — n Influence, authority, prestige, weight, credit are comparable when they mean power exerted over the minds or acts of others either without apparent effort or as the result of the qualities, the position, or the reputation of the person or thing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Influence — In flu*ence ([i^]n fl[ u]*ens), n. [F. influence, fr. L. influens, entis, p. pr. See {Influent}, and cf. {Influenza}.] 1. A flowing in or upon; influx. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] God hath his influence into the very essence of all things. Hooker.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Influence — may refer to: *, an episode of the American drama TV series *A type of electrostatic generator *Social influence, in interpersonal relationships *Minority influence, when the minority affect the behavior or beliefs of the majority *Undue… …   Wikipedia

  • influence — [in′flo͞o əns, in flo͞o′əns] n. [OFr < ML influentia, a flowing in < L influens, prp. of influere, to flow in < in, in + fluere, to flow: see FLUCTUATE] 1. Astrol. the flowing of an ethereal fluid or power from the stars, thought to… …   English World dictionary

  • influence — ► NOUN 1) the power or ability to affect someone s beliefs or actions. 2) a person or thing with such ability or power. 3) the power arising out of status, contacts, or wealth. 4) the power to produce a physical change. ► VERB ▪ have an influence …   English terms dictionary

  • Influence — In flu*ence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Influenced} ([i^]n fl[ u]*enst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Influencing} ([i^]n fl[ u]*en*s[i^]ng).] To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • influence — Influence. s. f. Qualité, puissance, vertu qui decoule des astres sur les corps sublunaires. Bonne influence. maligne influence. les diverses influences des astres font la varieté du temps …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • influence — [n] power, authority access, agency, ascendancy, character, clout, command, connections, consequence, control, credit, direction, domination, dominion, drag, effect, esteem, fame, fix, force, grease*, guidance, hold, impact, importance, imprint,… …   New thesaurus


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