Synonyms of influence in English:


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See UK English definition of influence

See Spanish definition of influencia


1‘the influence of parents on their children’

effect, impact
control, sway, hold, power, authority, ascendancy, mastery, domination, supremacy, leadership
guidance, direction, pressure

2‘she has been denounced as a bad influence on young girls’

example for, example to, exemplar for, role model for, model for, guide for, inspiration to

3‘he had used his political influence in the firm's interests’

power, authority, sway, leverage, weight, standing, prestige, stature, rank, ranking, position, social position, station, connections, contacts
Indian weightage
informal clout, pull, muscle, teeth
North American informal drag


1‘bosses can influence the careers of subordinates’

affect, have an effect on, exert influence on
determine, guide, control, form, shape, govern, decide, regulate
change, alter, modify, transform, impact on

2‘an attempt to influence the jury’

sway, bias, affect, prejudice, colour, predispose, suborn
bring pressure to bear on, pressurize, coerce, lean on
informal pull strings with, twist someone's arm
British informal nobble

3‘some voters were influenced to change their allegiances’

persuade, convince, talk round, talk into, win over, bring round, sway, coax, induce, inveigle, impel, incite, entice, tempt, lure, cajole, manipulate, prompt
coerce, dragoon, intimidate, browbeat, brainwash