Influence vs Affluent - What's the difference?

influence | affluent |


As adjectives the difference between influence and affluent

is that influence is influenced while affluent is abundant; copious; plenteous.

As a verb influence

is .

As a noun affluent is

somebody who is wealthy.

influence

Noun

  • 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.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author=(Leo Hickman)
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= How algorithms rule the world , passage=The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.}}
  • An action exerted by a person or thing with such power on another to cause change.
  • A person or thing exerting such power or action.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}
  • (astrology) An element believed to determine someone's character or individual tendencies, caused by the position of the stars and planets at the time of one's birth.
  • (obsolete) The action of flowing in; influx.
  • * Hooker
  • God hath his influence into the very essence of all things.
  • (electricity) Electrostatic induction.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "influence": cultural, political, social, economic, military, personal, moral, intellectual, mental, good, bad, positive, negative, beneficial, harmful, huge, big, heavy, significant, important, potential, actual, primary.

    Verb

    (influenc)
  • To affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.
  • The politician wants to influence the public.
    I must admit that this book influenced my outlook on life.
  • To exert, make use of one's influence.
  • (obsolete) To cause to flow in or into; infuse; instill.
  • Derived terms

    * influenceable * influencer * influencive

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    affluent

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rft-sense) Somebody who is wealthy.
  • * 1994 , Philip D. Cooper, Health care marketing: a foundation for managed quality (page 183)
  • The affluents are most similar to the professional want-it-alls in their reasons for preferring specific hospitals and in their demographic characteristics.
  • A stream or river flowing into a larger river or into a lake; a tributary stream; a tributary.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Abundant; copious; plenteous.
  • * H. Reed
  • languageaffluent in expression
  • (label) Abounding in goods or riches; materially wealthy.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Michael Sivak
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply? , passage=Nevertheless, it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent , with the consequences of climate change potentially accelerating the demand.}}
  • (label) Tributary.
  • (label) Flowing to; flowing abundantly.
  • * Harvey
  • affluent blood

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * affluence * affluently

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