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English definition of “influence”

influence

verb [T]     /ˈɪn.flu.əns/
B2 to affect or change how someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks: She's very good at making friends and influencing people. [+ obj + to infinitive ] What influenced you to choose a career in nursing?Affecting and influencing
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