influence

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1 influence /ˈɪnˌfluːwəns/ noun
plural influences
1 influence
/ˈɪnˌfluːwəns/
noun
plural influences
Learner's definition of INFLUENCE
: the power to change or affect someone or something : the power to cause changes without directly forcing them to happen
[noncount]
often + on, upon, or over
[singular]
[count] : a person or thing that affects someone or something in an important way

under the influence

: affected by alcohol : drunk
2 influence /ˈɪnˌfluːwəns/ verb
influences; influenced; influencing
2 influence
/ˈɪnˌfluːwəns/
verb
influences; influenced; influencing
Learner's definition of INFLUENCE
[+ object]
: to affect or change (someone or something) in an indirect but usually important way : to have an influence on (someone or something)
sometimes followed by to + verb
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