1 effect/impression
big, considerable, dramatic, enormous, great, high, huge, important, main, major, massive, powerful, profound, strong, tremendous

a high-impact message aimed at changing people's attitudes

discernible, measurable, noticeable, real, significant, substantial

A 1% rise is enough to have a measurable impact on economic growth.

limited, little, marginal, minimal, minimum, negligible

The industrial north of the country felt the full impact of the recession.


We'll show you how to dress for maximum impact at the all-important audition.

overall, total
growing, increasing
combined, cumulative

the cumulative impact of a series of damaging events


Agriculture made a direct physical impact on the landscape.

immediate, instant, sudden
initial, short-term
lasting, long-term
broader, far-reaching, wider

It is important to appreciate the wider impact and implications of this proposal.

future, likely, possible, potential
beneficial, favourable/favorable, positive
adverse, catastrophic, damaging, destructive, detrimental, devastating, disastrous, heavy, negative, serious, severe

The severest human impact on the dolphins has been the loss of habitat.


The personal impact of party leaders has been very important.

physical, visual

an attempt to reduce the visual impact of wind farms on the landscape


The film lacks the visceral impact of her previous work.

cultural, ecological, economic, emotional, environmental, financial, health, political, psychological, social

The environmental impact of power generation is being assessed.

achieve, create, exert, have, make

Variations in the interest rate will have an impact on the whole housing market.

You certainly made a big impact on Carter.


The initial impact of the reforms will be felt most keenly in primary schools.

analyse/analyze, consider, examine, explore, investigate, monitor, study

We investigated the impact of new technologies on teaching methods.

assess, determine, estimate, evaluate, gauge, judge, measure, quantify

It is difficult to judge the likely impact of the changes on employment patterns.

enhance, increase, maximize
alleviate, cushion, lessen, minimize, mitigate, offset, reduce, soften

We are trying to minimize the impact of price rises on our customers.

diminish, lessen, reduce, weaken

Listening to the speech through an interpreter lessened its impact somewhat.


When peace returned, the hard-line message lost much of its impact.

resist, withstand

This section explores how mothers resist the impact of poverty on the health of their children.

be concerned about
appreciate, realize, recognize, understand

Architecturally, these churches reflected the impact of the Renaissance.

under the impact of

Manufacturing fell sharply under the impact of the recession.

impact on, impact upon

to highlight the impact of technology on working practices

2 act/force of one object hitting another
asteroid, meteorite

the consequences of an asteroid impact


The front of the bus took the full impact of the crash.


A well-designed sports shoe should absorb the impact on the 28 bones in each foot.

cushion, lessen, soften

Air bags are designed to soften the impact for crash victims.

survive, withstand

The crew of six may have survived the initial impact, but the whole plane went up in flames seconds later.


Impact occurred seconds after the pilot radioed for help.

knock sb/sth … 

The impact knocked him off balance.

speed, velocity

Small meteorites have left impact craters all over the planet's surface.

on impact

The front of the car had crumpled on impact.

the moment, point, time, etc. of impact
Impact is used with these nouns as the object: ↑decision, ↑development, ↑effectiveness, ↑environment, ↑quality

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