impact


impact

verb

Definition of IMPACT

1
to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response <the tragic loss of his father impacted the boy for the rest of his life>
Near Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm
2
to come into usually forceful contact with something <the damage sustained when a car going 40 miles an hour impacts with a brick wall>
Near Antonyms miss, skirt
3
to set solidly in or as if in surrounding matter <the bullet was found impacted in the police officer's protective vest>
Synonyms bed, embed (also imbed), enroot, fix, impact, implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root
Related Words imbue, infuse, instill; beat (into), drive (into); establish, place, put, settle, stick
Antonyms dislodge, root (out), uproot

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