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1influence/ˈɪnˌfluːwəns/noun
pluralinfluences
1influence
/ˈɪnˌfluːwəns/
noun
pluralinfluences
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
2influence/ˈɪnˌfluːwəns/verb
influencesinfluencedinfluencing
2influence
/ˈɪnˌfluːwəns/
verb
influencesinfluencedinfluencing
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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