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Noun
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.”
Verb
To convince or manipulate
“He will try to influence the jury for a different verdict, but he will fail.”
Verb
To determine or dictate
“It will come down to what I will be passionate about that will influence my career path.”
Noun
The impact or consequence of an action
“The abuse had a profound influence on her emotional stability.”
Noun
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.”
Verb
To affect or change the outcome
“Your next move will influence the result of the game, so choose wisely.”
Noun
A spell or hold
“He was mesmerized by her image, and for a brief moment, held under the influence of her beauty.”
Verb
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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