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1. influence

noun. ['ˈɪnfluːəns'] a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc.

Synonyms

  • effect
  • impace
  • control
  • sway
  • hold
  • power
  • authority
  • ascendancy
  • mastery
  • domination
  • supremacy
  • leadership
  • guidance
  • direction

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • blacken
  • stay
  • whiten

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Rhymes with Influence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce influence?

Pronounce influence as ˈɪnfluəns.

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Sentences with influence


1. Verb, base form
Use the small business report card to influence operating and marketing decisions.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A number of factors influence earning potential, particularly the location and size of the bank.

Quotes about influence


1. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
- Napoleon Hill

2. Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
- Bernard Law Montgomery

3. Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.
- Camille Paglia

2. influence

verb. ['ˈɪnfluːəns'] have and exert influence or effect.

Synonyms

  • affect
  • have an effect on
  • exert influence on
  • determine
  • guide
  • control
  • form
  • shape
  • govern
  • regulate
  • change
  • alter
  • modify
  • persuade
  • fix
  • impact
  • touch on
  • pull wires
  • swing over
  • imprint
  • sway
  • color
  • carry
  • touch
  • blackjack
  • bear on
  • work
  • act upon
  • get at
  • prepossess
  • prejudice
  • manipulate
  • swing
  • blackmail
  • dominate
  • bear upon
  • pull strings
  • militate
  • pressure

Antonyms

  • break
  • winterize
  • summerize
  • stifle

3. influence

noun. ['ˈɪnfluːəns'] causing something without any direct or apparent effort.

Synonyms

  • use
  • impact
  • exposure
  • encroachment
  • causation
  • enticement
  • impingement
  • manipulation
  • causing
  • hypnotism
  • mesmerism
  • cross-pollination
  • suggestion

Antonyms

  • chromatic color
  • uncolored
  • colored
  • achromatic color

4. influence

noun. ['ˈɪnfluːəns'] a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do.

Synonyms

  • determiner
  • imponderable
  • support
  • imprint
  • morale builder
  • determinant
  • enticement
  • determinative
  • causal factor
  • determining factor
  • pestilence
  • canker

Antonyms

  • uninterestingness
  • colorful
  • black-and-white
  • talk out of

5. influence

verb. ['ˈɪnfluːəns'] shape or influence; give direction to.

Synonyms

  • indispose
  • shape
  • pace
  • decide
  • carry weight
  • mold
  • incline
  • time
  • miscreate
  • determine
  • do
  • predetermine
  • regulate
  • make
  • index
  • disincline
  • cause
  • reshape

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • unchain
  • dislodge
  • unhook

6. influence

noun. ['ˈɪnfluːəns'] the effect of one thing (or person) on another.

Synonyms

  • perturbation
  • purchase
  • result
  • consequence
  • outcome
  • issue
  • effect
  • wind
  • upshot

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unstaple
  • unbar
  • unzip

7. influence

verb. ['ˈɪnfluːəns'] induce into action by using one's charm.

Synonyms

  • charm
  • mesmerize
  • mesmerise
  • persuade
  • magnetise
  • tempt
  • magnetize
  • bewitch

Antonyms

  • unbelt
  • unbuckle
  • unbutton
  • detach

8. influence

noun. ['ˈɪnfluːəns'] one having power to influence another.

Synonyms

  • force

Antonyms

  • unlock
  • unpin
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