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influential person

Definitions of influential person
  1. noun
    a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
    synonyms: important person, personage
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    big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big shot, big wheel, head honcho
    an important influential person
    celebrity, famous person
    a widely known person
    behemoth, colossus, giant, heavyweight, titan
    a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    elder statesman
    any influential person whose advice is highly respected
    eminence grise
    (French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
    Excellency
    a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'
    fixer, influence peddler
    someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
    heavy hitter
    an influential person who works hard to promote the causes they are interested in
    hierarch
    a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
    high-muck-a-muck, pooh-bah
    an arrogant or conceited person of importance
    kingmaker
    an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence
    bigwig, kingpin, top banana
    the most important person in a group or undertaking
    magnifico
    a person of distinguished rank or appearance
    figure, name, public figure
    a well-known or notable person
    nepotist
    a powerful person who shows favoritism to relatives or close friends
    policy maker
    someone who sets the plan pursued by a government or business etc.
    power broker, powerbroker
    a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control
    sacred cow
    a person unreasonably held to be immune to criticism
    sirdar
    an important person in India
    socialite
    a socially prominent person
    sun
    a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
    VIP, dignitary, high muckamuck, high-up, panjandrum, very important person
    an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
    worthy
    an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
    immortal
    a person (such as an author) of enduring fame
    knocker
    (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
    lion, social lion
    a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)
    guiding light, leading light, luminary, notability, notable
    a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
    personality
    a person of considerable prominence
    supremo
    the most important person in an organization
    toast
    a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention
    type of:
    adult, grownup
    a fully developed person from maturity onward
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