Posts Tagged ‘noun’
(noun) - the power to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks without using direct force or orders. Example: The Council had influence over many government decisions / Gayle's mother said I was a bad influence on her daughter.
(verb) - to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, thinks etc without directly forcing or ordering them. Example: Several factors are likely to influence this decision.
Did you know...? The word 'influence' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 150 most-viewed words last year.
(Noun) Something that tests strength, skill, or ability, especially in a way that is interesting.
Example: John now faces the biggest challenge of his career / I decided to take up the challenge to climb Mount Olympus.
Did you know...? The word 'challenge' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 250 most-viewed words last year.
Noun - a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political matter that affects the interests of a lot of people.
Example Usage: We should discuss the issue of discrimination at our next meeting; We must resolve the issue with the neighbours.
Common Phrases: 'raise an issue', 'address an issue', 'resolve an issue', 'avoid an issue'
Did you know...? The word 'issue' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 50 most-viewed words of last year.