Synonyms of influence in English:

influence


See definition of influence

noun

1‘the influence of parents on their children’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

power, authority, sway, leverage, weight, standing, prestige, stature, rank, ranking, position, social position, station, connections, contacts

informal clout, pull, muscle, teeth

North American informal drag


verb

1‘bosses can influence the careers of subordinates’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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