Focus on the pronunciation of influence
English definition of “influence”
/ˈɪnˌflu·əns/ /ɪnˈflu-/ v [T]
› to cause someone to change a behavior, belief, or opinion, or to cause something to be changed: Businesses make large contributions to members of Congress, hoping to influence their votes on key issues. She was influenced by the common-sense views of her grandparents. That speech influenced the course of American history.