Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 175 (Influence)

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#175. Influence.-- N. influence; importance &c. 642; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy[obs]; ascendency[obs]; dominance, reign; control, domination, pull*; authority &c.737; capability &c. (power) 157; effect &c. 154; interest.

synergy (cooperation) 709.

footing; purchase &c. (support) 215; play, leverage, vantage ground.

tower of strength, host in himself; protection, patronage, auspices.

V. have -influence &c. n.; be -influential &c. adj.; carry weight, weigh, tell; have a hold upon, magnetize, bear upon, gain a footing, work upon; take root, take hold; strike root in.

run through, pervade; prevail, dominate, predominate; out weigh, over weigh; over-ride, over-bear; gain head; rage; be -rife &c. adj.; spread like wildfire; have the upper hand, get the upper hand, gain the upper hand, have full play, get full play, gain full play.

be recognized, be listened to; make one's voice heard, gain a hearing; play a part, play a leading part, play a leading part in; take the lead, pull the strings; turn the scale, throw one's weight into the scale; set the fashion, lead the dance.

Adj. influential, effective; important &c. 642; weighty; prevailing &c. v.; prevalent, rife, rampant, dominant, regnant, predominant, in the ascendant, hegemonical[obs].

Adv. with telling effect.

Phr. tel maure tel valet[Fr]. #175a. Absence of Influence.-- N. impotence &c. 158; powerlessness; inertness &c. 172; irrelevancy &c. 10.

V. have no -influence &c. 175.

Adj. uninfluential[obs], ineffective; inconsequential, nugatory; unconducing, unconducive, unconducting to[obs]; powerless &c. 158; irrelevant &c. 10.