- influence ► NOUN 1) the power or ability to affect someone's beliefs or actions. 2) a person or thing with such ability or power. 3) the power arising out of status, contacts, or wealth. 4) the power to produce a physical change.► VERB ▪ have an influence on.● under the influence — Cf. ↑under the influenceDERIVATIVES influencer noun.ORIGIN originally in the sense «influx»: from Latin influere 'flow in' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.