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English noun: impact

1. impact (event) the striking of one body against another

Broader (hypernym)contact, impinging, striking

Narrower (hyponym)blow, bump, slam

2. impact (phenomenon) a forceful consequence; a strong effect

SamplesThe book had an important impact on my thinking.
The book packs a wallop.


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

3. impact (act) influencing strongly

SamplesThey resented the impingement of American values on European culture.

Synonymsencroachment, impingement

Broader (hypernym)influence

4. impact (act) the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

SamplesThe armies met in the shock of battle.


Broader (hypernym)combat, fight, fighting, scrap

English verb: impact

1. impact (contact) press or wedge together; pack together

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)force, squeeze, wedge

2. impact (change) have an effect upon

SamplesWill the new rules affect me?.

Synonymsaffect, bear on, bear upon, touch, touch on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)act upon, bother, color, colour, discommode, disoblige, distort, endanger, excite, expose, hit, hydrolise, hydrolize, incommode, inconvenience, influence, peril, process, put out, queer, redound, repercuss, scupper, slam-dunk, stimulate, strike, strike a blow, subject, tell on, tinge, treat, trouble, work

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