influence


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Synonyms for influence

Synonyms for influence

the power or capacity to produce a desired result

the power to produce an effect by indirect means

the strong effect exerted by one person or thing on another

to have an impact on in a certain way

Synonyms for influence

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Among other good-for-nothing properties and privileges, one was especially assigned them,--that of exercising an influence over people's dreams.
This great cement of society, which will diffuse itself almost wholly through the channels of the particular governments, independent of all other causes of influence, would insure them so decided an empire over their respective citizens as to render them at all times a complete counterpoise, and, not unfrequently, dangerous rivals to the power of the Union.
When the sovereign happened to be a man of vigorous and warlike temper and of superior abilities, he would acquire a personal weight and influence, which answered, for the time, the purpose of a more regular authority.
You remember how strangely she talked of your influence over her, when she forced her way into your room in London?
It may be well to try what your influence can do while she is still capable of feeling it.
The longer I thought, the more firmly I felt the conviction that the poor child's green flag is destined to have its innocent influence in forming your future life.
Who sells his influence should stop it, An honest man will only swap it.
Barbicane's uneasiness increased as he saw his projectile resist the influence of gravitation.
Of his great influence on the poetry of that period we shall speak in the proper place.
When he is under the exciting influence of these excesses, he sometimes fires up and attempts to play the brute; and then I take little pains to suppress my scorn and disgust.
Now, as she had some influence on the squire, so Tom had some little influence on her.
In my opinion, influence over another people is only possible to the people which has the higher development, which.
Partly from its peculiar colour, partly from a superstition which represented it as feeling the influence of the deity whom it adorned, and growing and lessening in lustre with the waxing and waning of the moon, it first gained the name by which it continues to be known in India to this day--the name of THE MOONSTONE.
My dear, dear Mortimer,' returned his friend, lazily lifting his head a little to look at him, 'how often have I pointed out to you that its moral influence is the important thing?
My readers have opportunities of judging for themselves whether the influences and tendencies which I distrust in America, have any existence not in my imagination.