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to affect the way that someone thinks or behaves, or to affect the way that something happens
to make someone behave in a particular way
if someone is conditioned by their experiences or by another person, they are influenced by them so that they think or behave in a particular way
to be the main influence on people’s opinions or behaviour
to begin to affect someone’s actions or behaviour
to put an idea or attitude into someone’s mind so that it influences their character or behaviour
to make a person or animal behave in a particular way
to force someone to use their own abilities, powers etc because there is nothing else to use
to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface
not skilful or sensitive
the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures
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