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influence

1 noun how sb or sth affects other people or thingstionchar masc1  c m utelevision has a lot of influence on children bíonn an-tionchar ag an teilifís ar leanaí, bíonn páistí go mór faoi anáil na teilifísehe came under their influence tháinig sé faoina dtionchar, tháinig sé faoina n-anáilhe exercised a great influence over the country bhí an-tionchar aige ar an tírshe was under the influence of drugs at the time bhí sí faoi thionchar drugaí ag an amto have an influence on sth tionchar a bheith agat ar rud, tionchar a imirt ar rud, dul i gcion ar rud 2 noun person or thing which has an effect he was a major influence in her life bhí an-tionchar aige ar a saolshe was a calming influence chuireadh sí daoine ar a suaimhneasexternal influences on family life rudaí seachtracha a mbíonn tionchar acu ar shaol an teaghlaigh, rudaí seachtracha a théann i gcion ar shaol an teaghlaigh
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3 noun power to affect tionchar masc1  c m ucumhacht fem3  c m uthey have a lot of influence in the organisation tá go leor tionchair acu san eagraíochtshe was asked to use her influence on them iarradh uirthi dul i gcion orthu, iarradh uirthi a tionchar a imirt orthuhave you any influence in these matters? an bhfuil aon neart agatsa ar na cúrsaí seo?he was a man of influence in the literary world duine mór le rá i saol na litríochta a bhí ann 4 verb affect TRANSITIVEtionchar a imirt artéigh i gcion artéigh i bhfeidhm arrian a fhágáil arthey're trying to influence party policy tá siad ag iarraidh tionchar a imirt ar pholasaí an pháirtíher contribution significantly influenced the board bhí tionchar nach beag ag an méid a dúirt sí ar an mbordhe was heavily influenced by his teachers chuaigh a mhúinteoirí go mór i gcion air, d'fhág a mhúinteoirí rian an-láidir air, d'fhág a mhúinteoirí lorg an-mhór airwhat factors influenced them to change their mind? cad a thug orthu a n-intinn a athrú?the choice of location was influenced by the price of land bhí tionchar ag praghas an talaimh ar an suíomh a roghnaíodhthere's no way of influencing what's in store for us níl aon neart ar a bhfuil i ndán dúinn, ní féidir tionchar a imirt ar a bhfuil i ndán dúinn
phrases

to be a good influence on sb

dea-thionchar a bheith agat ar dhuineduine a chur ar bhealach a leasa

to be a bad influence on sb

drochthionchar a bheith agat ar dhuineduine a chur ar bhealach a aimhleasa

under the influence

he was under the influence bhí braon ar bord aige, bhí braon faoin bhfiacail aige, bhí braon sa ghrágán aige

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