Action this impact

When I shifted from academia to industry, I used to be very annoyed when people used “impacted”: as in “were you impacted?”

I had always thought of “impacted” as being a way to describe wisdom teeth: “pressed firmly together” in a medical sense.

I gave up on that one, and now find myself talking about who will be “impacted” by various things.

I still struggle with “action” as an active verb, as in: “How can I action this?,” as opposed to “how can we take action on this” or “how can we act on this” or “what action should I take on this” or better “what are we actually doing to move this forward.”

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