influential influential  /ˌɪn flu ˈɛn tʃəl/


  • (adj) having or exercising influence or power


  1. Our fifth annual list of the world's most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more.
  2. The World's Most Influential People.
  3. PTI celebrated the world's most influential people at a star-studded party in New York, where First Lady Michelle Obama was the featured guest.


  1. GOP senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses

    An influential Republican senator says the Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. UK lawmakers call for 'reckless' bankers to face jail

    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should introduce laws making it possible to jail "reckless" bankers and claw back past bonus and pension awards, an influential panel of lawmakers said on Wednesday. The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, set up by the government last year after Barclays was fined over the manipulation of global interest rate benchmarks, said deep lapses in ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. HousingWire Magazine Issues Call for Nominations Supporting 3rd Annual Influential Women in Housing Awards Program

    HousingWire Magazine announced today that nominations are now open for the publication's 3rd annual Influential Women in Housing recognition program. Each year, HousingWire highlights 30 women leaders ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Gary will be a trusted voice in my cabinet, a tireless advocate for our economic competitiveness, and an influential ambassador for American industry who will help us do everything we can -- especially now -- to promote it around the world,"...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  2. "This is just a tremendous loss for all of us, especially to the Bay Area because of what he meant to the 49ers," said the 49ers' Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana. "Outside of my dad he was probably the most influential person in my life....
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Joe Montana Source: ESPN

  3. "Bill Walsh was a mentor to me and many others," Goodell said. "He revolutionized the game with his 'West Coast Offense' and will always be remembered as one of the most influential people in NFL history."
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: AFP

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