Influence and Tell


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Influence verb – To act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response.
Usage example: the news reports of the devastating flood influenced a great many people to make contributions for food and supplies

Tell and influence are semantically related in consequence topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Influence".
Nearby Words: influenced, influential, influencing, influent
Synonyms for Influence


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Influence and tell are semantically related in consequence topic. Sometimes you can use "Influence" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

person influence person tell person
man influence man tell man
someone influence someone tell someone
rest influence rest tell rest
Other nouns: future, way, characters, world, story, history, anyone, feelings.

Both words in one sentence

  • Morality Pet Elan: I can't tell if the cat is a good influence on Belkar, or Belkar is a bad influence on the cat.
    Source: Morality Pet
  • Web Video / Marble Hornets Unlike most examples of this trope, it's impossible to tell whether he's heroically defying the Operator's influence or if he's gone crazy from The Operator's influence.
  • Manga / Tomie Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Basically, one can tell if someone's under Tomie's influence by this.
    Source: Manga / Tomie
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