Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If something impacts you, it has an effect on you. (noun) The impact is the effect of an act, statement, change, etc. (noun) An impact is the act of one object hitting another.

Examples: (verb) The plastic pollution on the beach will impact tourism in the area. (verb) It is not clear yet how violent movies impact the behavior of children. (noun) The environmental impact of burning fossil fuels may be felt for thousands of years. (noun) The report noted that most teachers feel that IT has made little impact on formal education. (noun) Many buildings were destroyed as the plane exploded on impact. (noun) In tests, the driver was unhurt, even in high-speed impacts.

Synonyms: nouns: collision. effect, change. verbs: affect, change.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 C