sphere of influence


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sphere of influence

n. pl. spheres of influence
A territorial area over which political or economic influence is wielded by one nation.

sphere of influence

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a region of the world in which one state is dominant

sphere′ of in′fluence


n.
any region in which one nation wields dominant power over another or others.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.sphere of influence - the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
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But I herewith discharge my conscience, and declare that I have had quite enthusiastic movements of admiration towards old gentlemen who spoke the worst English, who were occasionally fretful in their temper, and who had never moved in a higher sphere of influence than that of parish overseer; and that the way in which I have come to the conclusion that human nature is lovable--the way I have learnt something of its deep pathos, its sublime mysteries--has been by living a great deal among people more or less commonplace and vulgar, of whom you would perhaps hear nothing very surprising if you were to inquire about them in the neighbourhoods where they dwelt.
Three, Iran would limit its sphere of influence by pulling back its 'malign support and influence' from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen etc.
However, one neighboring country is still trying to expand its sphere of influence by fomenting instability through micro-management Nepal's affair and playing in the contradictions among the factional leaders of the ruling party.
Seize this opportunity and be empowered to overcome your fears and become a leading voice in your sphere of influence on 29th of September 2018 at KLS Centre, 7b Rock Drive, Off Bisola Durosinmi-Etti Drive, Off The Rock Drive (after The Filmhouse IMAX Cinemas), Lekki Phase 1, Lagos by 11am.
The country is used to linking peripheral projects to their impact on its sphere of influence in the region, rather than on development.
You cannot build a powerful team without sharing power with those within your sphere of influence. Great leaders do not hoard power as PMS, they share it.
Beijing [China], September 2 ( ANI ): Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited Egypt, Kenya, Tajikistan, Mexico and Thailand to participate in the upcoming BRICS summit in Xiamen city from September 3 to 5 for expanding the sphere of influence of the emerging economies to emerge as "BRICS Plus" bloc.
Our National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), supposedly in charge of keeping things within its sphere of influence copacetic, has turned out to be one of the most inept and useless agencies whose only relevance lies in being another model for sheer wastage of taxpayer money.
This focused approach enables us to quickly develop new ideas and ways of thinking, as well as solutions to problems that can go way beyond our own sphere of influence.
We are enthusiastic to amplify the sphere of influence of this gathering and ultimately help deliver the resources and information necessary to safeguard, prepare, protect and defend the nation's commerce streams."
Sphere of Influence, 2017, installed in the gallery's first room, perfectly captured the themes broached by this exhibition.
If, however, he can reach an agreement with the Russians (perhaps through doing a deal with Russia over its old sphere of influence in Ukraine/Eastern Europe), will they sacrifice Iran?