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influential

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.fluˈen.ʃəl/ us  
C1 having a lot of influence on someone or something: She wanted to work for a bigger and more influential (= powerful) newspaper. Johnson was influential (= important) in persuading the producers to put money into the film.Affecting and influencing
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