influencenoun [C or U]uk us /ˈɪn.flu.əns/
- My grandmother had a strong influence on my early childhood.
- We live in an increasingly secular society, in which religion has less and less influence on our daily lives.
- She fell under the influence of an older student.
- His teacher described him as a noisy, disruptive influence in class.
- The country's great influence in the world is disproportionate to its relatively small size.
influenceverb [T]uk us /ˈɪn.flu.əns/
- Some people believe your biorhythms can influence your moods and behaviour.
- She had her own style and was not influenced by the vagaries of fashion.
- People's voting habits are influenced by political, social and economic factors.
- What influenced you to choose a career in nursing?
- The government's campaign is aimed at influencing public opinion.