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1. impact

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpækt, ˈɪmpækt'] the striking of one body against another.

Synonyms

  • bump
  • contact
  • striking
  • impinging
  • blow

Antonyms

  • uninterestingness
  • colorful
  • black-and-white
  • worsen

Etymology

  • impactus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Impact

  • compact
  • protract
  • subcompact

Example sentences of the word impact


1. Verb, base form
Since potassium helps regulate your blood pressure, a deficiency will impact this as well.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Typically, it wouldn't require a scientific study to convince us of the profound impact of music.

Quotes containing the word impact


1. Don't walk through life just playing football. Don't walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone's life, that's the ultimate vision, that's the ultimate goal - bottom line.
- Ray Lewis

2. Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
- Theodore Sturgeon

3. Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.
- Shawn Achor

2. impact

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpækt, ˈɪmpækt'] a forceful consequence; a strong effect.

Synonyms

  • consequence
  • result
  • outcome
  • wallop
  • issue
  • effect
  • upshot

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

Etymology

  • impactus (Latin)

3. impact

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpækt, ˈɪmpækt'] influencing strongly.

Synonyms

  • impingement
  • influence

Antonyms

  • chromatic color
  • uncolored
  • colored

Etymology

  • impactus (Latin)

4. impact

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpækt, ˈɪmpækt'] the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat.

Synonyms

  • scrap
  • fighting
  • fight
  • shock

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • blacken
  • stay
  • whiten

Etymology

  • impactus (Latin)

5. impact

verb. ['ˌɪmˈpækt, ˈɪmpækt'] have an effect upon.

Synonyms

  • scupper
  • touch on
  • alter
  • hydrolize
  • color
  • touch
  • disoblige
  • distort
  • inconvenience
  • bother
  • bear on
  • put out
  • work
  • affect
  • process
  • change
  • act upon
  • endanger
  • expose
  • discommode
  • excite
  • treat
  • influence
  • tell on
  • hit
  • bear upon
  • trouble
  • tinge
  • peril
  • hydrolise
  • strike
  • slam-dunk
  • subject
  • repercuss
  • stimulate
  • incommode
  • strike a blow
  • queer
  • modify
  • redound

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • impactus (Latin)

6. impact

verb. ['ˌɪmˈpækt, ˈɪmpækt'] press or wedge together; pack together.

Synonyms

  • squeeze
  • wedge

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • impactus (Latin)
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