Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun impact

4 senses of impact

Sense 1
impact -- (the striking of one body against another)
       => contact, impinging, striking -- (the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull")

Sense 2
impact, wallop -- (a forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop")
       => consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot -- (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")

Sense 3
impingement, encroachment, impact -- (influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture")
       => influence -- (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)

Sense 4
shock, impact -- (the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle")
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb impact

2 senses of impact

Sense 1
impact -- (press or wedge together; pack together)
       => wedge, squeeze, force -- (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner")

Sense 2
affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

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