ESL Word of the Day – Influence
(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.
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