HyperDic: impact

English > 6 senses of the word impact:
NOUNeventimpactthe striking of one body against another
phenomenonimpact, wallopa forceful consequence
actimpact, impingement, encroachmentinfluencing strongly
actimpact, shockthe violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
VERBcontactimpactpress or wedge together
changeimpact, affect, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchhave an effect upon
impact > pronunciation
Soundsihmpae'kt; ih'mpaekt
Rhymesabstract ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > impact: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe striking of one body against another.
Narrowerblow, bumpAn impact (as from a collision)
slamA forceful impact that makes a loud noise
Broadercontact, impinging, strikingThe physical coming together of two or more things
English > impact: 6 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningA forceful consequence; a strong effect.
Example"the book had an important impact on my thinking"
Broaderconsequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotA phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
Spanishconsecuencia, efecto, impacto
Verbsimpacthave an effect upon
English > impact: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningInfluencing strongly.
Synonymsimpingement, encroachment
BroaderinfluenceCausing something without any direct or apparent effort
Spanishintrusión, usurpación
Catalanintrusió, usurpació
Verbsimpacthave an effect upon
English > impact: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat.
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
English > impact: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPress or wedge together; pack together.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Broaderwedge, squeeze, forcesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
Nounsimpactionthe condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed
English > impact: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningHave an effect upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsaffect, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
Narrowerhit, strikeaffect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
hydrolize, hydrolisemake a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
influence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
process, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, perilput in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
redoundHave an effect for good or ill
repercussCause repercussions
slam-dunkmake a forceful move against
stimulate, exciteact as a stimulant
strike a blowaffect adversely
subjectCause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
tell onproduce an effect or strain on somebody
tinge, color, colour, distortaffect as in thought or feeling
trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, botherTo cause inconvenience or discomfort to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishafectar, conmover, impactar, repercutir, tocar
Catalanafectar, commoure, impactar, repercutir
Nounsimpactinfluencing strongly
impacta forceful consequence

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