Influence

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Definition

to influence (someone, a decision): to impact, to affect (a decision); to convince, to persuade (someone)
verb
Everyone knew that the fact she was married to one of the judges influenced their decision. Obviously, this situation had an effect on the judges' decision.

(a bad) influence: (a bad) effect, impact; (a bad) role model, example
noun

Examples

  • "I imagine that in the helicopter, the noise, confusion and emotion of the moment might have influenced her."
  • "The spreading influence of the Chinese is already being felt, most notably in the luxury goods industry."
  • "Our strategy won't be dictated to us by the stock market, and I won't be influenced by someone checking his Raspberry for quotes every five minutes."
  • "I was wondering if you could perhaps use your political influence, as the president of Europe to, er, pull a few strings?"
  • "They've influenced my own work tremendously."
  • "A man of influence and prestige."
  • "But I don't want this insignificant detail to influence your first impression."

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