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"influential" in British English

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influentialadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.fluˈen.ʃəl/ us   /ˌɪn.fluˈen.ʃəl/
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.

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(Definition of influential from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"influential" in American English

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influentialadjective

us   /ˌɪn·fluˈen·ʃəl/
having a lot of influence: Dr. Carter is an influential member of the board.
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"influential" in Business English

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influentialadjective

uk   /ˌɪnfluˈenʃəl/ us  
able to influence someone or something: an influential group/figure/leader He has managed to play an influential role in Washington for a quarter of a century.influential in (doing) sth Foucault has been influential in helping to explain power and knowledge in organizations.
(Definition of influential from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “influential”
in Arabic ذو نُفوذ…
in Korean 영향력 있는…
in Portuguese influente…
in Catalan influent…
in Japanese 影響力のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 更有影响的…
in Turkish etkili, nüfuzlu, hatırlı…
in Russian влиятельный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 更有影響的…
in Italian influente…
in Polish wpływowy…
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