SECTION VIII. CAUSATION
Influence. –N. importance; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway, pull; predominance; ascendancy; control, dominance, reign; authority; capability; interest; spell, magic, magnetism. footing; purchase; play, leverage, vantage ground. tower of strength; protection, patronage, auspices.
Absence of Influence. –N. impotence; inertness; irrelevancy.
Thesaurus of Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget, M.D., F.R.S. Enlarged by John Lewis Roget, M.A., New Edition Revised and Enlarged by Samuel Romily Roget, M.A. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, the edition is copyright 1941, 1947.