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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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.
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.
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.
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