US: /ˈɪmpækt/, /ˌɪmˈpækt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

impact /'impækt/
  • danh từ
    • sự va chạm, sự chạm mạnh; sức va chạm
      • head-on impact: (vật lý) sự va chạm trực diện
      • back impact: (vật lý) sự va chạm giật lùi
    • tác động, ảnh hưởng
    • ngoại động từ
      • (+ in, into) đóng chặt vào, lèn chặt vào, nêm chặt vào
      • va mạnh vào, chạm mạnh vào
      • nội động từ
        • va mạnh, chạm mạnh
        • tác động mạnh ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))

      Advanced English dictionary

      noun, verb
      + noun [C, usually sing, U]
      1 ~ (of sth) (on sb/sth) the powerful effect that sth has on sb/sth: the environmental impact of tourism + The report assesses the impact of Aids on the gay community. + Her speech made a profound impact on everyone. + Businesses are beginning to feel the full impact of the recession. + social support to cushion the impact of unemployment
      2 the act of one object hitting another; the force with which this happens: craters made by meteorite impacts + The impact of the blow knocked Jack off balance. + The bomb explodes on impact (= when it hits something). + The car is fitted with side impact bars (= to protect it from a blow from the side).
      + verb
      1 ~ (on / upon) sth to have an effect on sth
      Synonym: AFFECT
      [V] Her father's death impacted greatly on her childhood years. + [VN] (business) The company's performance was impacted by the high value of the pound.
      2 [V, VN] ~ (on / upon / with) sth (formal) to hit sth with great force

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 collision, contact, striking, crash, smash, bump, colliding, crashing, smashing, bumping:
      The impact of the car against the stone wall was heard a mile away
      2 effect, impression, influence, import, meaning, bearing, force, thrust, weight, burden, brunt, repercussions, results, consequences:
      It is becoming clear that technology is having an adverse impact on the environment.
      3 strike, hit, collide with:
      When its orbit decays, the satellite will impact the surface of the moon
      4 affect, modify, change:
      I wonder how the news of the bankruptcy will impact share prices.

      Collocation dictionary

      1 effect/impression


      big, considerable, dramatic, enormous, great, high, huge, important, main, major, massive, powerful, profound, real, significant, strong, substantial, tremendous
      a high-impact message aimed at changing high risk behaviour among drug-users
      | limited, marginal, minimal/minimum, negligible | full
      The industrial north of the country felt the full impact of the recession.
      | maximum
      We'll show you how to dress for maximum impact at the all-important audition.
      | overall, total | growing, increasing | added | disproportionate | uneven
      the uneven impact of the debt crisis on developing countries
      | aggregate, combined, cumulative
      considering the cumulative impact of a series of damaging events
      | decisive | direct
      The railways made a direct physical impact on the landscape.
      | immediate, instant | initial, short-term | lasting, long-term | far-reaching, wider
      It is important to appreciate the wider impact and implications of this proposal.
      | future, likely, possible, potential | beneficial, favourable, positive | adverse, catastrophic, damaging, devastating, disastrous, heavy, negative, serious, severe | human
      The severest human impact on the dolphins has been the loss of habitat.
      | personal
      The personal impact of party leaders has been very important.
      | physical, visual
      seeking to reduce the visual impact of wind farms on the landscape
      | 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.
      | feel
      The initial impact of the reforms will be felt most keenly in primary schools.
      | analyse, assess, consider, evaluate, examine, explore, judge, measure, monitor, study
      It is difficult to judge the likely impact of the changes on employment patterns.
      | enhance, increase, maximize | alleviate, cushion, lessen, minimize, 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.
      | lose
      When peace returned, the hardline 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 | highlight | address | predict | reflect
      Architecturally, these churches reflected the impact of the Renaissance.


      under the ~ of
      Manufacturing fell sharply under the impact of the recession.
      | ~ on/upon
      to highlight the impact of technology on working practices

      2 act/force of one object hitting another


      full | initial


      The front coach of the train took the full impact of the crash.
      | feel | absorb
      A well-designed sports shoe should absorb the impact on the 28 bones in each foot.
      | 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 signalled for help.
      | knock sb/sth …
      The impact knocked him off balance.


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


      on ~
      The front of the car had crumpled on impact.


      the moment/point/time of impact

      Concise English dictionary

      +the striking of one body against another
      +a forceful consequence; a strong effect
      +influencing strongly
      +the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
      +press or wedge together; pack together
      +have an effect upon