What is influence?

  • (verb): Induce into action by using one's charm.
    Synonyms: charm, tempt
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on influence:

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 ...
Jean Giraud - Influence and Legacy
... Many artists from around the world have cited Giraud as an influence on their work ... Unfortunately, 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 ...
Mixed Economy - Historic Examples
... de Gaulle of France designating 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "influence":

  • (noun): Causing something without any direct or apparent effort.
  • (noun): A power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc.
    Example: "Used her parents' influence to get the job"
  • (verb): Have and exert influence or effect.
    Synonyms: act upon, work
  • (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): 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"

Famous quotes containing the word influence:

    My administration is pledged to follow the policies of Mr. Roosevelt in this regard, and while that pledge does not involve me in any obligation to carry them out unless I have Congressional authority to do so, it does require that I take every step and exert every legislative influence upon Congress to enact the legislation which shall best subserve the purposes indicated.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    I have always found that when men have exhausted their own resources, they fall back on “the intentions of the Creator.” But their platitudes have ceased to have any influence with those women who believe they have the same facilities for communication with the Divine mind as men have.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

    I wish to reiterate all the reasons which [my predecessor] has presented in favor of the policy of maintaining a strong navy as the best conservator of our peace with other nations and the best means of securing respect for the assertion of our rights of the defense of our interests, and the exercise of our influence in international matters.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)