influence-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: affect or change how one develops, behaves, or thinks

She's very good at making friends and influencing people.
What influenced you to choose a career in nursing?
She influenced him into giving her all his money.
The artist's work influenced the young painter.

VerbNet: force-59-1
FrameNet: Influence_of_event_on_cognizer,Subjective_influence,Objective_influence
PropBank: influence.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3