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impact on

Meaning: to have a significant effect on something

Synonym: effect, influence

For example:

  • impact on sth Most scientists believe that global warming is already impacting on the earth's climate.

  • impact upon sth Digital technology has impacted upon nearly every aspect of our lives in the last thirty years.

Note: The variant "impact upon" has the same meaning and is also widely used (see example 2 above).

Quick Quiz:

The type and quantity of food you eat impacts on your
  1. refrigerator
  2. shopping bags
  3. body shape

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