Synonyms of influence in English:


See definition of influence


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

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