What is influence?

  • (verb): Have and exert influence or effect.
    Synonyms: act upon, work
    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 ... 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 ...
Tarzan - Character Biography - Legacy
... who describes 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 ...
Jean Giraud - Influence and Legacy
... Many artists from around the world have cited Giraud as an influence on their work ... already had a consolidated style so I couldn't use its influence to enrich my drawing ... I directed NausicaƤ under Moebius's influence ...

More definitions of "influence":

  • (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"
  • (verb): Induce into action by using one's charm.
    Synonyms: charm, tempt
  • (noun): Causing something without any direct or apparent effort.
  • (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): The effect of one thing (or person) on another.
    Example: "The influence of mechanical action"
  • (noun): A power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc.
    Example: "Used her parents' influence to get the job"

Famous quotes containing the word influence:

    A healthy soul stands united with the Just and the True, as the magnet arranges itself with the pole, so that he stands to all beholders like a transparent object betwixt them and the sun, and whoso journeys towards the sun, journeys towards that person. He is thus the medium of the highest influence to all who are not on the same level.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We can trace almost all the disasters of English history to the influence of Wales.
    Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)

    If morality had naturally no influence on human passions and actions, it were in vain to take such pains to inculcate it; and nothing would be more fruitless than that multitude of rules and precepts with which all moralists abound.
    David Hume (1711–1776)