an effect on sb/sth without the use of direct force or command
a person or thing that has this power
"used her parents' influence to get the job"
"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
"the influence of mechanical action"
"she was the most important influence in my life"
"he was a bad influence on the children"
"The artist's work influenced the young painter"
"She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
"experience often determines ability"
"mold public opinion"
"She charmed him into giving her all his money"
What euill starre On you hath frown'd, and pourd his influence bad?
One of the leaden influences on me of the planet Saturn.
出自： J. Ruskin
Store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence.
Expenditures to 'influence' city council.
出自： E. W. Bemis
Bhindranwale was a magnetic speaker and he influenced a lot of local people.
This example has great influence upon /on young people.
Mike used to have great influence over that man.
Mike used to have great influence with that man.