impact (up)on (someone or something)

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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"This work fitted in well with the schools science curriculum, helping to develop the children's understanding of how energy supply impacts on a range of issues including environmental concerns," he said.
"These improvements not only help lessen the effects of rising prices, but will also help reduce impacts on the environment."