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Definition of Influence


  1. A flowing in or upon; influx.
  2. Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, phusical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers,of the stars over affairs.
  3. Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.
  4. Induction.
  5. To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to move; to persuade; to induce.

Influence Quotations

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.

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

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
DeForest Kelley

Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.
Bob Keeshan

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Adams
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams
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Influence Translations

influence in Danish is indflydelse
influence in French is influence, influez, ascendant, influent, influer
influence in Italian is influsso, influire
influence in Latin is moveo moti motum, induco indux inductum, pulsus
influence in Spanish is influencia, influir
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