What are some opposite words for obstruct?

Antonyms for obstruct
əbˈstrʌkt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term obstruct.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass(verb)

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

    Antonyms:
    free, disengage

    Synonyms:
    block up, lug, immobilize, seal off, obturate, handicap, jam, block off, close up, blank out, freeze, abash, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, hamper, hinder, impede, block, forget, stop, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, halt, choke up, stymie

  2. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

    Antonyms:
    free, disengage

    Synonyms:
    immobilize, close, button up, fold, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, jam, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, shut up, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, impede, block, clam up, forget, chock up, throng, stuff, stymy, blockade, immobilise, bar, be quiet, occlude, barricade, dummy up, cram, wad, keep mum, choke up, jampack, stymie, shut down, belt up, close down

  3. obstruct, block(verb)

    shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

    "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"

    Antonyms:
    disengage, free

    Synonyms:
    stuff, kibosh, choke up, blockade, immobilise, hinder, freeze, block off, stymie, obturate, blank out, close up, lug, barricade, block, stymy, impede, bar, halt, block up, forget, draw a blank, parry, stop, deflect, embarrass, immobilize, jam, occlude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obstruct

    To obstruct is literally to build up against; the road is obstructed by fallen trees; the passage of liquid through a tube is obstructed by solid deposits. We may hinder one's advance by following and clinging to him; we obstruct his course by standing in his way or putting a barrier across his path. Anything that makes one's progress slower, whether from within or from without, impedes; an obstruction is always from without. To arrest is to cause to stop suddenly; obstructing the way may have the effect of arresting progress. Compare HINDER; IMPEDIMENT.

    Antonyms:
    accelerate, advance, aid, clear, facilitate, forward, free, further, open, pave the way for, promote

    Synonyms:
    arrest, bar, barricade, check, choke, clog, embarrass, hinder, impede, interrupt, oppose, retard, stay, stop

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obstruct

    Antonyms:
    open, clear, pave, facilitate, expedite, further, advance, promote, accelerate, aid

    Synonyms:
    bar, block, choke, hinder, impede, interrupt, retard, clog

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obstruct(v)

    Synonyms:
    impede, oppose, retard, barricade, blockade, clog, interrupt, bar, restrain

How to use obstruct in a sentence?

  1. Maxine Waters:

    The president will do anything and everything that he can to obstruct justice ... to shut down an investigation.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I also learned -- and this is very sad, because we have a country that we have to take care of -- the Democrats have been totally obstructionist. Chuck Schumer has turned out to be a bad leader. He's a bad leader for the country. And the Democrats are extremely obstructionist, all they do is obstruct. All they do is delay.

  3. Zenith Irfan:

    I'm not so fearful because I know that if death has to come, it'll come anyway even if I'm at home, i can't avoid it. I can't obstruct my dreams because of a fear of death and accidents.

  4. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.

  5. Michael Moore:

    The majority of Americans -- let's say it again -- wanted Hillary Clinton, the majority of Americans did not want Donald Trump. It is the responsibility of this minority of Democrats in Congress to block, obstruct, disrupt and do whatever they can to prevent the onslaught that is going to happen with Donald Trump.

How to pronounce obstruct?

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How to say obstruct in sign language?

  1. obstruct

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#42free
#283open
#724further
#907clear
#1403forward
#1652aid
#1837advance
#2406promote
#5622facilitate
#13324accelerate
#23108pave
#25332expedite
#39730obstruct
#69437disengage

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