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Entry Word: influence
Function: noun
Text: 1 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly <a mayor who doesn't hesitate to use her influence to get business leaders behind civic improvements>
Synonyms authority, clout, pull, sway, weight
Related Words command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, scepter, sovereignty, supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impression, mark
Near Antonyms helplessness, impotence, powerlessness, weakness
2 the power to bring about a result on another <the basic premise of astrology is that the position of the stars has an influence on human affairs> -- see EFFECT 2