In·flu·ence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Influenced p. pr. & vb. n. Influencing ] 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. --Sir I. Newton.
This standing revelation . . . is sufficient to influence their faith and practice, if they attend. --Attebury.
The principle which influenced their obedience has lost its efficacy. --Rogers.