Influence vs Render - What's the difference?

influence | render |

As verbs the difference between influence and render

is that influence is while render is to cause to become.

As an adjective influence

is influenced.

As a noun render is

a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls or render can be one who rends.



  • 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.


  • 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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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * rendre (archaic)


    (en verb)
  • To cause to become.
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  • To interpret, give an interpretation or rendition of.
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
  • we may, at last, render our philosophy like that of Epictetus
  • To translate into another language.
  • to render Latin into English
  • To pass down.
  • To make over as a return.
  • To give; to give back.
  • to render an account of what really happened
  • * I. Watts
  • Logic renders its daily service to wisdom and virtue.
  • to give up; to yield; to surrender.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll make her render up her page to me.
  • (computer graphics) To transform (a model) into a display on the screen or other media.
  • To capture and turn over to another country secretly and extrajudicially.
  • To convert waste animal tissue into a usable byproduct.
  • (cooking) For fat to drip off meat from cooking.
  • (construction) To cover a wall with a film of cement or plaster.
  • (nautical) To pass; to run; said of the passage of a rope through a block, eyelet, etc.
  • (nautical) To yield or give way.
  • (Totten)
  • (obsolete) To return; to pay back; to restore.
  • * Spenser
  • whose smallest minute lost, no riches render may
  • (obsolete) To inflict, as a retribution; to requite.
  • * Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 41
  • I will render vengeance to mine enemies.
    * (fat dripping) render off
    Derived terms
    * (computer graphics) renderer, rendering


    (en noun)
  • A substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls.
  • (computer graphics) An image produced by rendering a model.
  • A low-resolution render might look blocky.
  • (obsolete) A surrender.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) A return; a payment of rent.
  • * Blackstone
  • In those early times the king's household was supported by specific renders of corn and other victuals from the tenants of the demesnes.
  • (obsolete) An account given; a statement.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • One who rends.
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