(INFLUENCE) [verb] [T] - to influence or control (someone or something)As managing director, she guided company policy for twenty years.Don't allow yourself to be guided by your emotions.A guiding principle is an idea which influences you greatly when making a decision or considering a matter.Equality of opportunity has been the government's guiding principle in its education reforms.A guiding spirit/light is a person who influences you and shows you how something can be done or achieved successfully.A guide is a person or thing that influences what you do or think.Let your conscience be your guide.
Meaning of GUIDE in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012