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Another word for influence

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Noun
  1. The power or capacity to produce a desired result

    See also:

    affect

  2. The power to produce an effect by indirect means

      1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      2. To remove from a fixed position; extract:
      3. To tug at; jerk or tweak:
      1. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
      1. The action of a lever.
      2. The mechanical advantage of a lever.
      3. Positional advantage; power to act effectively:
    See also:

    affect

  3. The strong effect exerted by one person or thing on another

      1. An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action.
      2. A recoil, rebounding, or reciprocal motion after impact.
      3. A reflection, especially of sound.
      1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
      2. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
      3. A mark produced on a surface by pressure.
      1. The striking of one body against another; collision.
      2. The force transmitted by a collision.
      3. The effect or impression of one person or thing on another:
      1. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
      2. Power made operative against resistance; exertion:
      3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
    See also:

    affect

Verb
  1. To have an impact on in a certain way

      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
      1. To make (someone) inclined to something in advance:
      2. To make susceptible or liable:
      3. To provide an inclination or susceptibility:
      1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
      2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
      3. To cause to lean, slant, or slope:
      1. To put into a willing or receptive frame of mind; incline:
      2. To place or set in a particular order; arrange:
      3. To determine the course of events:

Another word for influence

Noun
  1. Attraction

      1. The class of phenomena exhibited by a magnetic field.
      2. The study of magnets and their effects.
      3. The force exerted by a magnetic field.
      1. To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word).
      2. To constitute the letters of (a word):
      3. To add up to; signify:
      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
    See also:

    attraction

  2. Power to influence others

Verb

Synonym Study

  • 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