Definition of influential in English:

influential

Syllabification: in·flu·en·tial
Pronunciation: /ˌinflo͞oˈenCHəl
 
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adjective

noun

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  • An influential person.
    More example sentences
    • ‘Having said that, there has been some erosion on the part of community influentials, leaders, even some money people,’ he said.
    • Howard's problem is not with ill informed battlers but with politically aware influentials.
    • This right was bestowed on us by emperors, rajas and nawabs (local rulers and influentials in the undivided Indian subcontinent).

Derivatives

influentially

adverb
More example sentences
  • Most influentially, Walter Scott managed it here, but did it have the desired result?
  • Both wrote influentially in the mid-1940's and through my reading for this paper, I discovered that they had already articulated the main issues which I was struggling to formulate.
  • Instead these reside in real people; the company's shareholders, employees, customers and, most influentially, senior management.

Origin

late 16th century (referring to astral influence): from medieval Latin influentia (see influence).

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