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influential

adjective in·flu·en·tial \ ˌin-(ˌ)flü-ˈen(t)-shəl \

Definition of influential

:exerting or possessing influence

influentially

play \ˌin-(ˌ)flü-ˈen(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of influential in a Sentence

  1. His theories have become more influential in recent years.

  2. My parents have been the most influential people in my life.

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First Known Use of influential

1570


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influential

noun

Definition of influential

:one who has great influence

First Known Use of influential

1831


INFLUENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

influential

adjective

Definition of influential for English Language Learners

  • : having the power to cause changes : having influence


INFLUENTIAL Defined for Kids

influential

adjective in·flu·en·tial \ ˌin-flü-ˈen-shəl \

Definition of influential for Students

:having the power to cause change :having influence


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