Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VIII. Causation
4. Indirect Power

175. Influence.

   NOUN:INFLUENCE; importance [See Importance]; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendancy; dominance, reign; control, domination, pull [colloq. or slang]; authority [See Authority]; power, potency, capability (power) [See Power]; interest; spell, magic, magnetism.
  FOOTING; purchase (support) [See Support]; play, leverage, vantage ground, advantage.
  TOWER OF STRENGTH, host in himself; protection, patronage, auspices; patron (auxiliary) [See Auxiliary].
   VERB:HAVE INFLUENCE &c. n.; be influential &c. adj.; carry weight, sway, bias, actuate, weigh, tell; have a hold upon, magnetize, bear upon, gain a footing, work upon; take root, take hold; strike root in.
  PERVADE, run through; spread like wildfire, be rife &c. adj.; rage, gain head.
  DOMINATE, subject, predominate; outweigh, overweigh; override, overbear; have -, get -, gain- -the upper hand, -full play; prevail.
  BE RECOGNIZED, be listened to; make one’s voice heard, gain a hearing; play a -part, – leading part- in; lead, control, rule, manage, master, get the mastery of, get control of, make one’s influence felt; take the lead, pull the strings; wind round one’s finger; turn -, throw one’s weight into- the scale; set the fashion, lead the dance.
   ADJECTIVE:INFLUENTIAL, effective, effectual [rare], potent; important [See Importance]; weighty; prevailing &c. v.; prevalent, rife, rampant, dominant, regnant, predominant, in the ascendant, hegemonical; authoritative, recognized, telling.
   ADVERB:with telling effect, with authority.
   QUOTATION:Tel maître tel valet.