influence

  • 1 INFLUENCE — Dans le langage scientifique, une sorte de coexistence s’instaure fréquemment entre deux niveaux de conceptualisation, l’un assez proche de la langue courante, où le terme est employé dans un sens générique très large et désigne plutôt une notion …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 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… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 influencé — influencé, ée (in flu an sé, sée) part. passé d influencer. Influencé par sa femme …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 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

  • 12 influence — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 effect sb/sth has; power to control sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, enormous, great, marked, significant, substantial, tremendous ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 influence — I n. 1) to exert influence on 2) to use one s influence 3) to wield influence 4) to bring influence to bear 5) to flaunt one s influence 6) (colloq.) to peddle influence 7) to consolidate, strengthen one s influence 8) to counteract, curb,… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 influence */*/*/ — I UK [ˈɪnfluəns] / US noun Word forms influence : singular influence plural influences Get it right: influence: The usual preposition that follows the noun influence is on. Don t use the preposition to: Wrong: Television brings many benefits, but …

    English dictionary

  • 15 influence — ▪ I. influence in‧flu‧ence 1 [ˈɪnfluəns] noun [countable, uncountable] power to have an effect on the way something happens or the way someone does something: • The car magazines have been gaining influence in recent years. • The banks directors… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 influence — [[t]ɪ̱nfluəns[/t]] ♦♦ influences, influencing, influenced 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N over n Influence is the power to make other people agree with your opinions or do what you want. As Hugh grew older, she had less influence and couldn t control him...… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 influence — in|flu|ence1 W1S2 [ˈınfluəns] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Medieval Latin influentia, from Latin fluere to flow ] 1.) [U and C] the power to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks without using direct force or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 influence — in|flu|ence1 [ ınfluəns ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the effect that a person or thing has on someone s decisions, opinions, or behavior or on the way something happens: Without his famous father s influence, he would never have been given… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 INFLUENCE — s. f. Action d une chose qui influe sur une autre. Il se dit tant au propre qu au figuré. L influence de la lune sur les marées. L influence de la chaleur sur les corps. Des influences contraires. On croyait autrefois que les astres avaient de l… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 influence — (in flu an s ) s. f. 1°   Sorte d écoulement matériel que l ancienne physique supposait provenir du ciel et des astres et agir sur les hommes et sur les choses. •   Son invincible épée Sous telle influence est trempée, Qu elle met la frayeur… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré