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Influence vs. Effect

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Influencenoun

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

‘I have absolutely no influence over him.’;

Effectnoun

The result or outcome of a cause. See usage notes below.

‘The effect of the hurricane was a devastated landscape.’;

Influencenoun

An action exerted by a person or thing with such power on another to cause change.

‘I'm not able to exercise influence over him.’;

Effectnoun

Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.

Influencenoun

A person or thing exerting such power or action.

‘He has been a great influence on the voters during the elections.’;

Effectnoun

Execution; performance; realization; operation.

Influencenoun

(astrology) An element believed to determine someone's character or individual tendencies, caused by the position of the stars and planets at the time of one's birth.

Effectnoun

(uncountable) The state of being binding and enforceable, as in a rule, policy, or law.

‘The new law will come into effect on the first day of next year.’;

Influencenoun

(obsolete) The action of flowing in; influx.

Effectnoun

(filmology) An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect")

‘The effect of flying was most convincing.’;

Influencenoun

(electricity) Electrostatic induction.

Effectnoun

(sound engineering) An alteration, or device for producing an alteration, in sound after it has been produced by an instrument.

‘I use an echo effect here to make the sound more mysterious.’; ‘I just bought a couple of great effects.’;

Influenceverb

(transitive) To have an effect on by using gentle or subtle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.

‘The politician wants to influence the public.’; ‘I must admit that this book influenced my outlook on life.’;

Effectnoun

A scientific phenomenon, usually named after its discoverer.

‘Doppler effect’;

Influenceverb

(intransitive) To exert, make use of one's influence.

Effectnoun

(usually plural) Belongings, usually as personal effects.

Influenceverb

To cause to flow in or into; infuse; instill.

Effectnoun

Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; with to.

Influencenoun

A flowing in or upon; influx.

‘God hath his influence into the very essence of all things.’;

Effectnoun

(obsolete) Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.

Influencenoun

Hence, in general, the bringing about of an effect, physical or moral, by a gradual process; controlling power quietly exerted; agency, force, or tendency of any kind which affects, modifies, or sways; as, the influence which the sun exerts on animal and vegetable life; the influence of education on the mind; the influence, according to astrologers, of the stars over affairs.

‘Astrologers call the evil influences of the stars, evil aspects.’; ‘Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?’; ‘She said : "Ah, dearest lord! what evil starOn you hath frown'd, and poured, his influence bad?"’;

Effectnoun

(obsolete) Manifestation; expression; sign.

Influencenoun

Power or authority arising from elevated station, excelence of character or intellect, wealth, etc.; reputation; acknowledged ascendency; as, he is a man of influence in the community.

‘Such influence hath your excellency.’;

Effectverb

To make or bring about; to implement.

‘The best way to effect change is to work with existing stakeholders.’;

Influencenoun

Induction.

Effectverb

misspelling of affect

Influenceverb

To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to affect; to move; to persuade; to induce.

‘These experiments succeed after the same manner in vacuo as in the open air, and therefore are not influenced by the weight or pressure of the atmosphere.’; ‘This standing revelation . . . is sufficient to influence their faith and practice, if they attend.’; ‘The principle which influenced their obedience has lost its efficacy.’;

Effectnoun

Execution; performance; realization; operation; as, the law goes into effect in May.

‘That no compunctious visitings of natureShake my fell purpose, nor keep peace betweenThe effect and it.’;

Influencenoun

a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc;

‘used her parents' influence to get the job’;

Effectnoun

Manifestation; expression; sign.

‘All the large effectsThat troop with majesty.’;

Influencenoun

causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Effectnoun

In general: That which is produced by an agent or cause; the event which follows immediately from an antecedent, called the cause; result; consequence; outcome; fruit; as, the effect of luxury.

‘The effect is the unfailing index of the amount of the cause.’;

Influencenoun

a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do;

‘her wishes had a great influence on his thinking’;

Effectnoun

Impression left on the mind; sensation produced.

‘Patchwork . . . introduced for oratorical effect.’; ‘The effect was heightened by the wild and lonely nature of the place.’;

Influencenoun

the effect of one thing (or person) on another;

‘the influence of mechanical action’;

Effectnoun

Power to produce results; efficiency; force; importance; account; as, to speak with effect.

Influencenoun

one having power to influence another;

‘she was the most important influence in my life’; ‘he was a bad influence on the children’;

Effectnoun

Consequence intended; purpose; meaning; general intent; - with to.

‘They spake to her to that effect.’;

Influenceverb

have and exert influence or effect;

‘The artist's work influenced the young painter’; ‘She worked on her friends to support the political candidate’;

Effectnoun

The purport; the sum and substance.

Influenceverb

shape or influence; give direction to;

‘experience often determines ability’; ‘mold public opinion’;

Effectnoun

Reality; actual meaning; fact, as distinguished from mere appearance.

‘No other in effect than what it seems.’;

Influenceverb

induce into action by using one's charm;

‘She charmed him into giving her all his money’;

Effectnoun

Goods; movables; personal estate; - sometimes used to embrace real as well as personal property; as, the people escaped from the town with their effects.

‘Resolving all events, with their effectsAnd manifold results, into the willAnd arbitration wise of the Supreme.’; ‘Shun the bitter consequence, for know,The day thou eatest thereof, . . . thou shalt die.’;

Effectverb

To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.

‘So great a body such exploits to effect.’;

Effectverb

To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish.

‘To effect that which the divine counsels had decreed.’; ‘They sailed away without effecting their purpose.’;

Effectnoun

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;

‘the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise’; ‘his decision had depressing consequences for business’; ‘he acted very wise after the event’;

Effectnoun

an outward appearance;

‘he made a good impression’; ‘I wanted to create an impression of success’; ‘she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting’;

Effectnoun

(of a law) having legal validity;

‘the law is still in effect’;

Effectnoun

a symptom caused by an illness or a drug;

‘the effects of sleep loss’; ‘the effect of the anesthetic’;

Effectnoun

an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived);

‘he just did it for effect’;

Effectnoun

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Effectverb

produce;

‘The scientists set up a shockwave’;

Effectverb

act so as to bring into existence;

‘effect a change’;

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