Influence is defined as to affect a person or thing.(verb)
An example of influence is for a high school student to complete all of his assignments on time, thereby making his little brother want to do the same.
The definition of influence is the power that someone has over someone or something.(noun)
An example of influence is the strength that a campaign has to change the mind of potential voters.
See influence in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < ML influentia, a flowing in < L influens, prp. of influere, to flow in < -in, in + fluere, to flow: see fluctuate
See influence in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin īnfluentia, influx
Origin: , from Latin īnfluēns, īnfluent-
Origin: , present participle of īnfluere, to flow in
Origin: : in-, in; see in-2
Origin: + fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
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