Part of speech:
The power of an event, idea, etc. to produce changes, move the feelings, etc.
A person, place, thing, or event that is intended to attract:
(Informal) A period of weather of a particular kind:
Power assigned to another; authorization:
Supremacy is domination or superiority or in control of all others.
Favorable opinion; high regard; respect
The level of respect at which a person or thing is regarded by others; standing:
To attract or lead (someone) away from proper behavior or thinking:
A poisonous atmosphere formerly thought to rise from swamps and putrid matter and cause disease.
To supply a motive for; motivate
The ratio of the energy delivered by a machine to the energy supplied for its operation.
To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
The definition of powerful is having a lot of strength, authority or force.
Influence or control:
The branch of physics dealing with magnets and magnetic phenomena; magnetics
The leaders of a group
A person or thing having great influence, force, or authority
Positional advantage; power to act effectively:
Exclusive possession or control:
Government; reign; control
(Wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
The state of being widely known, recognized, or of great popular interest:
An eruption of tonguelike clouds of glowing ionized gas extending from the Sun's chromosphere and sometimes reaching hundreds of thousands of kilometers into space. When viewed against the solar surface instead of along the edges of its disk, prominences appear as dark, sinuous lines known as filaments . Usually associated with sunspot activity, solar prominences can influence Earth's atmosphere by interfering with electromagnetic activity. &diamf3; Active prominences erupt suddenly and usually disappear within minutes or hours. Quiescent prominences form more smoothly and can last for several months.
The combination of mental characteristics and behavior that distinguishes a person or group.
The general opinion or judgment of the public about a person or thing:
(Law) Binding power; validity
The definition of importance is the significance of a person, thing or idea.
A substance, such as a steroid, taken to enhance performance in an athletic event.
To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
To change the place or position of:
To deal out; to assign to a use.
To add up, one by one, by units or groups, so as to get a total
To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead.
To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, especially by going with or going in advance of, to lead a pupil; to guide somebody somewhere or to bring somebody somewhere by means of.instructions. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler.
Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror.
To change or make different; modify:
To transfer from (one conveyance) to another:
To modify is to make a change or alteration.
(Figuratively, dated) To take from an electronically controlled machine its stored-up information; to erase a computer's programming. (1960)
To cause to move in a certain direction or toward a certain object; turn or point:
To hold in restraint; check:
To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist.
To cause to have a bias; influence; prejudice
To affect detrimentally or harmfully by a judgment or act.
To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
To work into a certain form or shape; shape
Form is defined as to make or construct something.
To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner.
Induce is defined as to cause something to happen or lead to some action.
To coax with flattery and insincere talk; wheedle
To cause (someone) by the use of argument or evidence to believe something or to take a course of action.
To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To motivate is defined as to inspire someone to act.
To have an animating effect upon; influence or impel; esp., to stimulate or impel to some creative or effective effort
To cause to take action:
To convert a substance, especially a gas, into solid or liquid form by chemical reactions.
(US) Alternative form of wear the trousers.
Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
Prominent is defined as someone who is known by many people.
A strong creative impulse, especially as a result of divine inspiration.
The ability to influence without the use of logic.
Any apparatus that transmits power in a motor vehicle
Something that stimulates one to take action, work harder, etc.; stimulus
The usage of psychological influence over a person or situation to gain an outcome.
The support or encouragement of a patron, as for an institution or cause.
The ability or power to persuade:
The high-jump component of the sport of show jumping.
Control of emotions, impulses, etc.; reserve; constraint
Support or encouragement, as from public opinion or established custom.
(Psychology) A recurring psychosocial issue that stimulates growth and development in the personality.
To draw by moral, emotional or sexual influence; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure.
To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
Govern is defined as to control, guide or manage.
The fundamental force of attraction that all objects with mass have for each other. Like the electromagnetic force, gravity has effectively infinite range and obeys the inverse-square law. At the atomic level, where masses are very small, the force of gravity is negligible, but for objects that have very large masses such as planets, stars, and galaxies, gravity is a predominant force, and it plays an important role in theories of the structure of the universe. Gravity is believed to be mediated by the graviton, although the graviton has yet to be isolated by experiment. Gravity is weaker than the strong force, the electromagnetic force, and the weak force.
To fill or saturate; cause to be permeated
To imbue with a partisan or ideological point of view:
To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.
To lobby is defined as to try to influence a public official in favor of something, or to try to get a law passed.
Militate is defined as to fight, or work against someone.
To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
The quality or condition of being impotent.
The quality of being a competitive disadvantage.
Lack of capacity, power, or fitness; disability
The degree to which something achieves results.
Efficacy is defined as the ability to do what is defined as desired or to be effective at producing a result.
A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
To make (someone) inclined to something in advance:
(Scots) To be pleased.
To cast or seem to cast a spell on; bewitch.
To tempt is to try to entice someone to do something, or to have an urge or desire to do something.
Control or power over another or others.
The quality of being significant; suggestiveness; expressiveness
- Weight implies influence that is more or less preponderant in its effect his viewpoint had great weight with his colleagues
- Prestige implies the power to command esteem or admiration, based on brilliance of achievement or outstanding superiority
- Authority implies the power to command acceptance, belief, obedience, etc., based on strength of character, expertness of knowledge, etc. a statement made on good authority
- Influence implies the power of persons or things (whether or not exerted consciously or overtly) to affect others used his influence to get elected
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