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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.


Synonymswallop


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.


Synonymsshock


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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