Influence vs Ascendancy - What's the difference?

influence | ascendancy | Synonyms |

Influence is a synonym of ascendancy.


As a verb influence

is .

As an adjective influence

is influenced.

As a noun ascendancy is

the process or period of one's ascent.

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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    ascendancy

    Alternative forms

    * ascendency

    Noun

    (ascendancies)
  • The process or period of one's ascent
  • Supremacy; superiority; dominant control; the quality of being in the ascendant
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 15 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Tottenham 0 - 0 Man Utd , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Spurs ended the half in the ascendancy and Van der Vaart was again inches away from giving them the lead when he met Bale's cross but his header flew wide.}}
  • A class of Protestant landowners and professionals that dominated political and social life in Ireland up to the early 20th century
  • * [W. B. Yeats] belonged not to the ascendancy class but to the protestant bourgeoisie.'' – Terry Eagleton, ''New Left Review , 1975
  • Derived terms

    * ascendance

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