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Influence

In´flu`ence   Pronunciation: ĭn´flũ`enst
n.1.A flowing in or upon; influx.
God hath his influence into the very essence of all things.
- Hooker.
2.Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, physical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which affects, modifies, or sways; as, the influence which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers, of the stars over affairs.
She said : "Ah, dearest lord! what evil star
On you hath frown'd, and poured, his influence bad?"
- Spenser.
3.Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.
Such influence hath your excellency.
- Sir P. Sidney.
4.(Elec.) Induction.
v. t.1.To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to affect; to move; to persuade; to induce.
[imp. & p. p. Influenced (ĭn"flũ*enst); p. pr. & vb. n. Influencing (ĭn"flũ*en*sĭng).]
Noun1.influence - a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job"
2.influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort
3.influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
4.influence - the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
5.influence - one having power to influence another; "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"
Verb1.influence - 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
2.influence - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
3.influence - induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
Synonyms: charm, tempt

INFLUENCE. Authority, credit, ascendance.
     2. Influence is proper or improper. Proper influence is that which one person gains over another by acts of kindness and, attention, and by correct conduct. 3 Serg. & Rawle, 269. Improper influence is that dominion acquired by any person over a mind of sanity for general purposes, and of sufficient soundness and discretion to regulate his affairs in general, which prevents the exercise of his discretion, and destroys his free will. 1 Cox's Cas. 355. When the former is used to induce a testator to make a will, it will not vitiate it; but when the latter is the moving cause, the will cannot stand. 1 Hagg. R. 581; 2 Hagg. 142; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 207; 13 Serg. & Rawle, 323; 4 Greenl. R. 220; 1 Paige, R. 171; 1 Dow. & Cl. 440; 1 Speers, 93.
     3. A contract to use a party's influence to induce a person in authority to exercise his power in a particular way, is void, as being against public policy. 5 Watts & Serg. 315; 5 Penn. St. Rep. 452; 7 Watts, 152.

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