Synonyms for influence

Synonyms for (noun) influence

Synonyms: influence

Definition: causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Similar words: causation, causing

Definition: the act of causing something to happen


Synonyms: influence

Definition: a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc

Usage: used her parents' influence to get the job

Similar words: power, powerfulness

Definition: possession of controlling influence

Usage: the deterrent power of nuclear weapons; the power of his love saved her; his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade


Synonyms: influence

Definition: a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

Usage: her wishes had a great influence on his thinking

Similar words: causal factor, determinant, determinative, determiner, determining factor

Definition: a determining or causal element or factor

Usage: education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life


Synonyms: influence

Definition: one having power to influence another

Usage: she was the most important influence in my life; he was a bad influence on the children

Similar words: power, force

Definition: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

Usage: the mysterious presence of an evil power; may the force be with you; the forces of evil


Synonyms: influence

Definition: the effect of one thing (or person) on another

Usage: the influence of mechanical action

Similar words: effect, consequence, event, issue, result, outcome, upshot

Definition: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Usage: the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise; his decision had depressing consequences for business; he acted very wise after the event

Synonyms for (verb) influence

Synonyms: influence, determine, regulate, mold, shape

Definition: shape or influence; give direction to

Usage: experience often determines ability; mold public opinion

Similar words: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident


Synonyms: charm, tempt, influence

Definition: induce into action by using one's charm

Usage: She charmed him into giving her all his money

Similar words: persuade

Definition: cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

Usage: You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!


Synonyms: act upon, work, influence

Definition: have and exert influence or effect

Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate

Similar words: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?