Influence

In"flu*ence

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Influenced (n"fl*nst); p. pr. & vb. n. Influencing (n"fl*n*sng).] 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.
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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.
Sir I. Newton.
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This standing revelation . . . is sufficient to influence their faith and practice, if they attend.
Attebury.
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The principle which influenced their obedience has lost its efficacy.
Rogers.
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