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Definition 1: influencing strongly - [noun denoting act]

Samples where impact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they resented the impingement of American values on European culture

Synonyms for impact in the sense of this definition

(impact is a kind of ...) causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Definition 2: the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat - [noun denoting act]

Samples where impact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the armies met in the shock of battle

Synonyms for impact in the sense of this definition

(impact is a kind of ...) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Definition 3: the striking of one body against another - [noun denoting event]

(impact is a kind of ...) the physical coming together of two or more things

"contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

(... is a kind of impact ) an impact (as from a collision)

"the bump threw him off the bicycle"

(... is a kind of impact ) a forceful impact that makes a loud noise

Definition 4: a forceful consequence; a strong effect - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where impact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the book had an important impact on my thinking
  • the book packs a wallop

Synonyms for impact in the sense of this definition

(impact is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

Definition 5: have an effect upon - [verb of change]

Samples where impact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Will the new rules affect me?

Synonyms for impact in the sense of this definition

(impact is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of impact ) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

(... is a kind of impact ) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

"Sorry to trouble you, but..."

(... is a kind of impact ) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

(... is a kind of impact ) affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely

"We were hit by really bad weather" "He was stricken with cancer when he was still a teenager" "The earthquake struck at midnight"

(... is a kind of impact ) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

(... is a kind of impact ) affect as in thought or feeling

"My personal feelings color my judgment in this case" "The sadness tinged his life"

(... is a kind of impact ) make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis

(... is a kind of impact ) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

(... is a kind of impact ) act as a stimulant

"The book stimulated her imagination" "This play stimulates"

(... is a kind of impact ) have an effect for good or ill

"Her efforts will redound to the general good"

(... is a kind of impact ) produce an effect or strain on somebody

"Each step told on his tired legs"

(... is a kind of impact ) cause repercussions; have an unwanted effect

(... is a kind of impact ) affect adversely

"The court ruling struck a blow at the old segregation laws"

(... is a kind of impact ) make a forceful move against

"the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies"

Definition 6: press or wedge together; pack together - [verb of contact]

(impact is a kind of ...) squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

"I squeezed myself into the corner"

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