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  1. [noun] a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job"

  2. [noun] causing something without any direct or apparent effort

  3. [noun] a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

  4. [noun] the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"

  5. [noun] one having power to influence another; "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"

  6. [verb] have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
    Synonyms: act upon, work

  7. [verb] shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
    Synonyms: determine, shape, mold, regulate

  8. [verb] induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
    Synonyms: charm, tempt


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