influence verb

ADV. considerably, deeply, enormously, greatly, heavily, powerfully, profoundly, strongly This book influenced her profoundly. | increasingly | largely, mainly, primarily | partly, slightly | directly, indirectly Pressure from industry bosses has directly influenced government policy. | clearly, obviously, undoubtedly | actively | critically, crucially, decisively, significantly | inevitably | positively actions that positively influence health | adversely | unduly Try to be aware of external factors which may unduly influence your judgement.

VERB + INFLUENCE seem to | attempt to, seek to, try to seeking to influence university appointments

PREP. in Her parents tried to influence her in her choice of university.

PHRASES be easily/readily influenced He was naive and easily influenced by his friends.