Memidex: Free online dictionary/thesaurus and more....
| Free Tools | Preferences | About | Contact | Index

influence (consequence)

Definition:

the effect of one thing (or person) on another

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Related to:

influential

Plural:

influences

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the influence of mechanical action

Synonyms:

infl. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

an astrological term, "streaming ethereal power from the stars acting upon...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of influence...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

influence | under the influence [sense-specific] | affect [synonym, sense-specific] | influenceable [adjective, derived]

an effect of one person or thing on another | the power of a person or thing to have such an effect | power or sway resulting from ability, wealth, ... (28 of 587 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/influence

Merriam-Webster:

influence [entry 1, noun] | under the influence | sway [synonym, sense-specific] | drunk [synonym, sense-specific] | authority [synonym, sense-specific] | clout [synonym, sense-specific] | credit [synonym, sense-specific] | heft [synonym, sense-specific] | in [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

an ethereal fluid held to flow from the stars and to affect the actions of humans ; an emanation of occult power held to derive from stars | an ... (28 of 424 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/influence

influence [entry 2, verb] | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | impact [synonym, sense-specific] | impress [synonym, sense-specific] | affect [entry 1, synonym, sense-specific] | move [synonym, sense-specific] | reach [synonym, sense-specific] | strike [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to affect or alter by indirect or intangible means | to have an effect on the condition or development of (19 of 161 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/influence show=1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

influence | influences [plural] | under the influence

[countable/uncountable] the effect that a person or thing has on someone's decisions, opinions, or behaviour or on the way something happens | ... (21 of 240 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/influence

influence [transitive, verb] | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | influences [3rd-person singular present]

to affect the way that someone thinks or behaves, or to affect the way that something happens (17 of 106 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/influence 13

Oxford Dictionary:

influence | under the influence | influenceable [derived] | influencer [derived]

the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself | the power to shape policy ... (25 of 234 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/influence

Wikipedia:

Influence [disambiguation]

may refer to: In science and technology: Sphere of influence (astrodynamics), the region around a celestial body in which it's the primary gravitational influence on orbiting objects | Sphere of influence (astronomy), a region around a black hole in... (38 of 230 words, 11 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Influence

American Heritage Dictionary:

influence | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | influences [3rd-person singular present] | influenceable [adjective, related] | influencer [noun, related]

A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort | Power to sway or affect ... (25 of 205 words, 8 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/influence

Random House Dictionary:

influence | influencenced [past tense] | influencencing [present participle] | under the influence [sense-specific] | influx [obsolete, synonym, sense-specific]

the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. | the ... (26 of 180 words, 9 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/influence

Wiktionary:

influence | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | influences [3rd-person singular present] | influx [synonym, sense-specific] | infuse [synonym, sense-specific] | instill [synonym, sense-specific]

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions. | An action exerted by a person or thing with such power on another to cause change. |... (41 of 163 words, 9 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/influence

New World Dictionary:

influence | influencenced [past tense] | influencencing [present participle]

[astrology] the flowing of an ethereal fluid or power from the stars, thought to affect people's character and actions | the power of persons or ... (24 of 124 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/influence

Cambridge Dictionary:

influence [entry 1]

the power to have an effect on people or things, or a person or thing that is able to do this (21 of 65 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/influence 1

influence [entry 2]

to affect or change how someone or something develops, behaves or thinks (12 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/influence 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

event [occurrence]

notion that became of singular importance in the philosophical speculation about relativity physics. The best-known analyses are those of the ... (20 of 71 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/197129​/event

Encarta Dictionary:

influence | influences [plural] | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle]

the effect of something on a person, thing, or event | the power that somebody has to affect other people's thinking or actions by means of argument, ... (26 of 231 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861621196​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

influence

First use: late 14th century

Origin: an astrological term, "streaming ethereal power from the stars acting upon character or destiny of men", from Old French influence "emanation ... (24 of 116 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=influence

Oxford Dictionary:

influence

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin influentia "inflow", from Latin influere, from in- "into" + ... (19 of 74 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/influence

American Heritage Dictionary:

influence | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | influences [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin īnfluentia, influx, from Latin īnfluēns, īnfluent-, present ... (15 of 35 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/influence

Wiktionary:

influence | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | influences [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French influence ("emanation from the stars affecting one's fate"), from Medieval Latin īnfluentia, from Latin īnfluēns ("flowing in"), present active participle of īnfluō ("flow into"),... (29 of 34 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/influence

New World Dictionary:

influence | influencenced [past tense] | influencencing [present participle]

Origin: Old French from Medieval Latin influentia, a flowing in from Latin influens, present participle of influere, to flow in from ... (20 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/influence

Collins Dictionary:

influence

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin influentia emanation of power from the stars, from Latin influere to flow into, from fluere to flow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/influence

Merriam-Webster:

influence [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin influentia, from Latin influent-, influens, present participle of ... (18 of 27 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/influence

Encarta Dictionary:

influence | influences [plural] | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: medieval Latin influentia from Latin influere "flow in" from fluere "to flow"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861621196​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

influence | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | influences [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "influence"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/influence

Collins Dictionary:

influence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "influence"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/influence

Macmillan British Dictionary:

influence | influences [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "influence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/influence

influence [transitive, verb] | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | influences [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "influence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/influence 13

Macmillan American Dictionary:

influence | influences [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "influence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/influence

influence [transitive, verb] | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle] | influences [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "influence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/influence 13

Cambridge Dictionary:

influence [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "influence"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "influence"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/influence 1

the Free Dictionary:

influence

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "influence"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "influence"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "influence" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/influence

Google Dictionary:

influence | influences [plural] | influenced [past tense] | influencing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "influence"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=influence

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

influence

Audio: North American pronunciation of "influence"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=influe​02 word=influence

influence

Audio: North American pronunciation of "influence"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=influe​01 word=influence

YourDictionary Audio:

influence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "influence" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/influence

freedictionary.org:

influence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "influence" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=influence

Page last updated: 2013-06-26

Copyright © 2008-2013 Memidex