exercise influence over
index induce, prejudice (influence), prevail upon

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  • influence — 1. noun /ˈɪn.flu.əns/ a) 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. b) …   Wiktionary

  • exercise — The action taken by the holder of a call option if he wishes to purchase the underlying futures contract or by the holder of a put option if he wishes to sell the underlying futures contract. Chicago Board of Trade glossary When a call purchaser… …   Financial and business terms

  • Exercise — To implement the right of the holder of an option to buy ( in the case of a call) or sell ( in the case of a put) the underlying security. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * exercise ex‧er‧cise [ˈeksəsaɪz ǁ ər ] verb [transitive] 1.… …   Financial and business terms

  • influence — in|flu|ence1 [ ınfluəns ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the effect that a person or thing has on someone s decisions, opinions, or behavior or on the way something happens: Without his famous father s influence, he would never have been given… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • influence — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 effect sb/sth has; power to control sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, enormous, great, marked, significant, substantial, tremendous ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • influence */*/*/ — I UK [ˈɪnfluəns] / US noun Word forms influence : singular influence plural influences Get it right: influence: The usual preposition that follows the noun influence is on. Don t use the preposition to: Wrong: Television brings many benefits, but …   English dictionary

  • influence — ▪ I. influence in‧flu‧ence 1 [ˈɪnfluəns] noun [countable, uncountable] power to have an effect on the way something happens or the way someone does something: • The car magazines have been gaining influence in recent years. • The banks directors… …   Financial and business terms

  • influence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Power to effect decision Nouns 1. influence, importance, weight, pressure, preponderance; predominance, predominancy (see superiority); power, sway; ascendancy; hegemony, reign, control, authority; bias …   English dictionary for students

  • influence — in|flu|ence1 W1S2 [ˈınfluəns] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Medieval Latin influentia, from Latin fluere to flow ] 1.) [U and C] the power to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks without using direct force or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Influence of the Church on Civil Law —     Influence of the Church on Civil Law     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Influence of the Church on Civil Law     Christianity is essentially an ethical religion; and, although its moral principles were meant directly for the elevation of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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