toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in Do You Speak American?

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
having influence (the ability to affect people or events) — especially due to respect or admiration
  • Still, British scholars have long conceded that American English is the more influential version of our now global language.
    Introduction (22% in)
  • Well, if American English is so vigorous and influential, and millions speak it, why ask, "Do you speak American?"
    Introduction (46% in)
  • Editor of the influential journal American Speech, Dr. Eble says that at Chapel Hill, as at universities across the country they can fill as many creative writing sections as they can offer.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (96% in)
  • Several noted supporters, including Walter Cronkite and Linda Chavez, an influential Hispanic Republican, resigned in protest.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (70% in)
  • As Hispanics become more influential culturally, economically, and politically, what will the consequences be for America's blacks, who still face their own challenges and discrimination over language?
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (**% in)
  • But the case got no sympathy from an equally influential black columnist, Carl T. Rowan, who said he found the ruling "far fetched."
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (54% in)
  • 'It is hard to resist the conclusion that California English is becoming one of the most influential dialects, not only in the United States but throughout the English-speaking world.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (**% in)

There are no more uses of "influential" in Do You Speak American?.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®