/,ɪnflʊ'enʃl; ,ɪnflu`ɛnʃəl/ adj
1 ~ (in sth/doing sth) having influence; persuasive 有影响的; 有说服力的
*factors that are influential (ie have an important effect) in reaching a decision 对做出决定有影响（有重要作用）的因素
* an influential speech 有说服力的演说.
2 having the status, wealth, etc that enables one to persuade others to do sth 有地位、财富等的（因而能影响他人做某事）
*a committee of influential businessmen, union leaders, etc 由有权势的商界人士、工会领袖等组成的委员会.
having a lot of influence and therefore changing the way people think and behave
He had influential friends.
Dewey was influential in shaping economic policy.
a highly influential art magazine
1. Artists such as Jessie Willcox Smith, illustrator of children's literary classics, and Johnny Gruelle, creator of Raggedy Ann, were very influential in the development of her early drawings. 诸如杰西·威尔科克斯·史密斯和约翰尼·格鲁埃尔这样的艺术家对她早期绘画的发展产生了非常大的影响。前者是儿童文学经典作品的插图画家，后者是"蓬发安"的创作者。
2. It´s an influential newspaper. 这是一份有影响的报纸。