Synonyms of 'impact'
1 effectDictionary, influence, consequencesThey expect the meeting to have a marked impact on the country's future.
2 collisionDictionary, force, contactThe pilot must have died on impact.
Their van was involved in a collision with a car.
slamming the door behind her with all her force
Steel barriers can bend and absorb the shock.
His elder son was killed in a car crash a few years ago.
The bags have tough exterior materials to protect against knocks.
He was sending the ball into the net with each stroke.
He was near to death after a car smash.
Small children often cry after a minor bump.
3 significanceDictionary, meaning, weight
hitDictionary, strike, crashthe sharp tinkle of metal impacting on stone
She hit him hard across his left arm.
He struck the ball straight into the hospitality tents.
The golden bangles on her arms clashed and jangled.
They used a lorry to ram the main gate.
He smacked the ball against the post.
Two trains collided head-on early this morning.
impact on something or someone
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Bang is also a noun.
a nasty bang on the head
If someone receives a blow, they are hit with a fist or weapon.
He went off to hospital after a blow to the face.
Thesaurus for impact from the Collins English Thesaurus
The impact that something has on a situation , process, or person is a sudden and powerful effect that it has on them.