impact on

impact (up)on (someone or something)

To affect or influence someone or something. Of course your decision impacts on me—I'm your wife! Don't worry, your grade on that assignment won't impact upon your overall grade for the semester.
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impact (up)on someone or something

[for something] to have an effect on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) This plant closing will impact upon the local economy for years to come. The day's troubles impacted on Rachel quite seriously.
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impact on

v.
To have an effect on someone or something: The results of the election will impact on upcoming legislation.
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But the impact on those families that lose a son, husband or father in the dust of Helmand is incalculable.
OVERALL VERDICT ON BECOMING ENERGY FIT: Simon Boghurst says: "It is a privilege to be part of this campaign and it's my desire that it will have a lasting impact on this generation and future ones." OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT: "Our biggest change was to our wasteful habits and we're going to keep on saving energy!" say the Boghursts.
The charging infrastructure is being rolled out by Canley-based energy firm E.ON who are researching how charging cars will impact on the energy distribution network.
"These commitments are expected to have a major structural impact on the possibility for other companies to compete on the German market, to the benefit of domestic and industrial gas consumers," states the Commission, which reviewed them in close cooperation with the German energy regulator (Bundesnetzagentur) and competition authorities (Bundeskartellamt).
"The fast and furious increases this year will have a serious impact on the one in six households stuck on the treadmill of fuel poverty.
In commenting on E.ON's involvement in the 100 Days Campaign, Peter Haigh, director of B2B at E.ON UK said: "Businesses in the UK must take more responsibility to reduce their impact on the environment, by working with CIBSE on this campaign, we hope to encourage our customers as well as the wider business community to take the first steps forward towards energy savings."
"Through my partnership with E.ON I have been learning more about what can be done to reduce my impact on the environment and that of my business.
Traditionally works were thought to have been valued for their broad human appeal and their wide impact on Western culture.
Angela Chan reiterated, "The Mujirushi Ryohin chains of shops have no significant impact on the Group results.
Union Fenosa had said at the end of November that the German group's decision to sell out would not have a negative impact on Union Fenosa's share prices.
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