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