- The definition of influential is someone or something that has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur.
A person who convinces others to listen and do what he suggests is an example of an influential person.
Origin of influentialMedieval Latin influentialis
(comparative more influential, superlative most influential)
- Having or exerting influence.
- John Lennon was a very influential person in music, as well as in politics, fashion and general culture.
- A person who has influence