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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Influence \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 move; to persuade; to induce.

         Theseexperiments 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.

         This standing revelation . . . is sufficient to
         influence their faith and practice, if they attend.

         The principle which influenced their obedience has lost
         its efficacy.                            --Rogers.
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