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impact

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1 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response
  • The event impacted the boy for the rest of his life.
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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
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3 to set solidly in or as if in surrounding matter
  • The fossils of ancient sea creatures were found impacted in the rock.
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impact

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1 a forceful coming together of two things
  • The glass shattered immediately upon impact with the floor.
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2 the power to bring about a result on another
  • The case had such a powerful impact on her that she became a crusader for sentencing reform.
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3 the quality of an utterance that provokes interest and produces an effect
  • The story has real dramatic impact.
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Synonym Discussion of impact

impact, collision, shock, concussion mean a forceful, even violent contact between two or more things. impact may be used to imply contact between two things, at least one of which is impelled toward the other.
    • the glass shattered on impact with the floor
collision implies the coming together of two or more things with such force that both or all are damaged or their progress is severely impeded.
    • the collision damaged the vehicle
shock often denotes the effect produced by a collision and carries the suggestion of something that strikes or hits with force.
    • the shock of falling rocks
concussion when not in technical use, often suggests the shattering, disrupting, or weakening effects of a collision, explosion, or blow.
    • bystanders felt the concussion of the blast


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