Examples of influential in a Sentence
His theories have become more influential in recent years.
My parents have been the most influential people in my life.
Recent Examples of influential from the Web
As pontiff, the Pope is one of the most powerful and influential movers on the world stage.
That compares to about $457,000 for Bishop, a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee who is running for his third two-year term in office.
Black communities have more social capital than previous generations, and black celebrities are among the most influential people in the world.
Fortune: Bloomberg recently called you one of the 50 most influential people in business for your work on equal pay.
According to André follows the fashion legend's journey from the Jim Crow South to becoming one of the most influential people in fashion.
Prior job: South Carolina governor Fun fact: Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina, was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2016.
Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican immigrant, who took sanctuary in a Colorado church last year and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the country, stood by Hernandez’s side.
Knighthood Queen Elizabeth II knighted him in 2017, the same year in which TIME named him one's 100 most influential people in the world.
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INFLUENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of influential for English Language Learners
: having the power to cause changes : having influence
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