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To have an effect on someone's emotions or attitudes

influence

verb

to affect the way that someone thinks or behaves, or to affect the way that something happens

decide

verb

to influence someone so that they make a particular choice

lead to

to make someone think something

grip

verb

to have a strong effect on someone

stir

verb

to make someone think about something

skew

verb

to have a strong effect on someone’s opinion, ideas, or judgment

give

verb

to make someone feel or experience something

catch

verb

to have a sudden effect on something such as someone’s attention or imagination

pack a punch

to have a strong effect

color

verb

to affect someone’s decision or opinion about something

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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