Definition of influence
What does the word influence mean?
part of speech: noun, transitive verb
(Astrol.) flowing from stars of ethereal fluid affecting character& destiny of man (also fig. of personal power); action invisibly or insensibly exercised (upon); UNDUE i.; ascendancy, moral power, (over, with, person &c.); thing, person, exercising (usu. nonmaterial) power; (Electr.) =INDUCTION; (v.t.) exert i. upon, have effect upon. [French]