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[countable noun] the effect or influence that an event, situation etc has on someone or something

impact on/upon
We need to assess the impact on climate change.
verb: to impact


if two situations, ideas etc are intertwined, they are closely related to each other

The problems of crime and unemployment are closely intertwined.


in‧tim‧i‧date [transitive verb]

to frighten or threaten someone into making them do what you want intimidate somebody into doing something

intimidation [uncountable noun]

She had endured years of intimidation and violence.
the intimidation of voters



[countable noun]a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political matter that affects the interests of a lot of people

the issue of something raise an issue (=say that an issue should be discussed) address an issue (=discuss or deal with an issue) resolve an issue