What is influence?

  • (noun): Causing something without any direct or apparent effort.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on influence:

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 Central Asia until the early 20th century ... dialects in the Chagatai-speaking region, showing abundant Chaghatai influence ... language today shows considerable Persian influence as a result from Chagatai, including numerous Persian loanwords ...
Jean Giraud - Influence and Legacy
... Many artists from around the world have cited Giraud as an influence on their work ... I already had a consolidated style so I couldn't use its influence to enrich my drawing ... I directed NausicaƤ under Moebius's influence ...
Mixed Economy - Historic Examples
... an economy 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 ...
Tarzan - Character Biography - Legacy
... the Tarzan series as having a major influence on her childhood ... Rudyard Kipling's 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "influence":

  • (noun): The effect of one thing (or person) on another.
    Example: "The influence of mechanical action"
  • (verb): Have and exert influence or effect.
    Synonyms: act upon, work
  • (noun): A power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc.
    Example: "Used her parents' influence to get the job"
  • (verb): Induce into action by using one's charm.
    Synonyms: charm, tempt
  • (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): One having power to influence another.
    Example: "She was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"

Famous quotes containing the word influence:

    You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)

    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)

    To marry a man out of pity is folly; and, if you think you are going to influence the kind of fellow who has “never had a chance, poor devil,” you are profoundly mistaken. One can only influence the strong characters in life, not the weak; and it is the height of vanity to suppose that you can make an honest man of anyone.
    Margot Asquith (1864–1945)