The pervasive influence that TV has on modern life; young people falling under the influence of a radical philosopher.
Used her family's influence to get the job.
My parents considered my friend to be a bad influence on me.
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.
A news report that influenced the outcome of the election.
He has been a great influence on the voters during the elections.
Negative ads that are intended to influence voters.
I'm not able to exercise influence over him.
An example of influence is the strength that a campaign has to change the mind of potential voters.
- Intoxicated, especially with alcohol.
- (while) having one's judgment, motor skills, etc. affected by the use of alcohol or a drug
Origin of influence
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French influence (“emanation from the stars affecting one's fate”), from Medieval Latin īnfluentia, from Latin īnfluēns (“flowing in”), present active participle of īnfluō (“flow into”), from in- (“in-”) + fluō (“flow”).