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Having the power or authority to affect change
“His political influence had grown to the point where he even had the ear of the president of the United States.”
To convince or manipulate
“He will try to influence the jury for a different verdict, but he will fail.”
To determine or dictate
“The things I am passionate about will ultimately influence my career path.”
The impact or consequence of an action
“The abuse had a profound influence on her emotional stability.”
A role model or someone who has the characteristics of a mentor
“I think she was a big influence in looking at things the way I do.”
To affect or change the outcome
“Your next move will influence the result of the game, so choose wisely.”
A spell or hold
“He was mesmerized by her image, and for a brief moment, held under the influence of her beauty.”
the act of causing a response after a particular event
“The horrific knee injuries to three players last season will influence the game's committee to look at future rule changes to the sport.”
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