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Without his famous father's influence, he would never have got the job.
He couldn't hope to exert any real influence in the new department.
Teachers have considerable influence over what is taught in the classroom.
The decision-making process will be free from outside influence.
His years in Hollywood were artistically a very destructive influence on his films.
The family thought Anne was a good influence on their son.
This is the British English definition of influence. View American English definition of influence.