What is influence?

  • (verb): Have and exert influence or effect.
    Synonyms: act upon, work
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on influence:

Tarzan - Character Biography - Legacy
... fans, amongst whom was Jane Goodall, who describes the Tarzan series as having a major influence on her childhood ... Mowgli has been cited as a major influence on Edgar Rice Burroughs' creation of Tarzan ... Mowgli was also an influence for a number of other "wild boy" characters ...
Uyghur Language - History
... Old Turkic, through the influence of Perso-Arabic after the 13th century, developed into the Chagatai language, a literary language used all across ... Uzbek were developed from dialects in the Chagatai-speaking region, showing abundant Chaghatai influence ... Uyghur language today shows considerable Persian influence as a result from Chagatai, including numerous Persian loanwords ...
New York Dolls - History - Influence
... The New York Dolls were first and foremost a major influence on the rock music scene in New York City, having accumulated a devoted cult following during their career ...
Mixed Economy - Historic Examples
... where the government exerts strong directive influence ... Under its influence France experienced what is called "Thirty Glorious Years" of profound economic growth ... Under its influence Germany has emerged from desolation and defeat to become an industrial giant within the European Union ...
Jean Giraud - Influence and Legacy
... from around the world have cited Giraud as an influence on their work ... when I discovered it, I already had a consolidated style so I couldn't use its influence to enrich my drawing ... I directed NausicaƤ under Moebius's influence ...

More definitions of "influence":

  • (noun): The effect of one thing (or person) on another.
    Example: "The influence of mechanical action"
  • (noun): A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do.
    Example: "Her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
  • (noun): A power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc.
    Example: "Used her parents' influence to get the job"
  • (noun): One having power to influence another.
    Example: "She was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"
  • (noun): Causing something without any direct or apparent effort.
  • (verb): Induce into action by using one's charm.
    Synonyms: charm, tempt

Famous quotes containing the word influence:

    I think of consciousness as a bottomless lake, whose waters seem transparent, yet into which we can clearly see but a little way. But in this water there are countless objects at different depths; and certain influences will give certain kinds of those objects an upward influence which may be intense enough and continue long enough to bring them into the upper visible layer. After the impulse ceases they commence to sink downwards.
    Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914)

    The higher the state of civilization, the more completely do the actions of one member of the social body influence all the rest, and the less possible is it for any one man to do a wrong thing without interfering, more or less, with the freedom of all his fellow-citizens.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    If morality had naturally no influence on human passions and actions, it were in vain to take such pains to inculcate it; and nothing would be more fruitless than that multitude of rules and precepts with which all moralists abound.
    David Hume (1711–1776)