Meaning : A power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc.
Used her parents' influence to get the job.
Meaning : Causing something without any direct or apparent effort.
Meaning : A cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do.
Her wishes had a great influence on his thinking.
Meaning : The effect of one thing (or person) on another.
The influence of mechanical action.
Meaning : One having power to influence another.
She was the most important influence in my life.
He was a bad influence on the children.