influential [in′flo̵̅o̅ en′s̸həl]
The definition of influential is someone or something that has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur.adjective
A person who convinces others to listen and do what he suggests is an example of an influential person.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
having or exerting influence, esp. great influence; powerful; effective
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Having or exercising influence. noun
One that is of considerable importance or influence: sought the advice of policy influentials.