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Synonyms for impact

Synonyms for (noun) impact

Synonyms: encroachment, impact, impingement Definition: influencing strongly Usage: they resented the impingement of American values on European culture

Similar words: influence Definition: causing something without any direct or apparent effort

Synonyms: shock, impact Definition: the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat Usage: the armies met in the shock of battle

Similar words: scrap, combat, fight, fighting Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle Usage: a fight broke out at the hockey game; there was fighting in the streets; the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Synonyms: impact Definition: the striking of one body against another

Similar words: impinging, striking, contact Definition: the physical coming together of two or more things Usage: contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull

Synonyms: impact, wallop Definition: a forceful consequence; a strong effect Usage: the book had an important impact on my thinking; the book packs a wallop

Similar words: effect, consequence, event, issue, result, outcome, upshot Definition: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon Usage: the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise; his decision had depressing consequences for business; he acted very wise after the event

Synonyms for (verb) impact

Synonyms: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon Definition: have an effect upon Usage: Will the new rules affect me?

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: impact Definition: press or wedge together; pack together

Similar words: force, wedge, squeeze Definition: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space Usage: I squeezed myself into the corner