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influence
'influence' - used as a noun
1. a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
used her parents' influence to get the job
2. causing something without any direct or apparent effort
3. a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
her wishes had a great influence on his thinking
4. the effect of one thing (or person) on another
the influence of mechanical action
5. one having power to influence another
she was the most important influence in my life
he was a bad influence on the children

'influence' - used as a verb
6. have and exert influence or effect
The artist's work influenced the young painter
7. shape or influence; give direction to
8. induce into action by using one's charm

derived forms
1. Influence / Plural
influences
2. Influence / Past
influenced
3. Influence / Third Person
influences
4. Influence / Present Participle
influencing
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What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
In Hong Kong, delivery times are primarily influenced by traffic conditions on elevators. It often takes drivers longer to travel vertically than horizontally, as access to elevators is so congested during "high peak" hours. This is due to the volume of people residing in high rises.