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Synonyms for hinder
ˈhɪn dərhin·der

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Wiktionary

  1. hinder2

    Synonyms:
    back, posterior, hind, rear

    Antonyms:
    front, fore

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hinder

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

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    Synonyms:
    baffle, balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hinder

    Synonyms:
    prevent, interrupt, obstruct, retard, debar, embarrass, impede, thwart, block, stop

    Antonyms:
    accelerate, expedite, enable, promote, facilitate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)verb

    located at or near the back of an animal

    "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"

    Antonyms:
    anterior

  2. impede, hinderverb

    be a hindrance or obstacle to

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

    Synonyms:
    jam, block, obturate, stymy, stymie, embarrass, hamper, impede, handicap, blockade, obstruct, close up, occlude

    Antonyms:
    anterior

  3. obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrassverb

    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

    "His brother blocked him at every turn"

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

    Antonyms:
    anterior

  4. handicap, hinder, hamperverb

    put at a disadvantage

    "The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

    Synonyms:
    impede, block, invalid, cramp, embarrass, stymy, stymie, incapacitate, hamper, strangle, halter, handicap, obstruct, blockade, disable

    Antonyms:
    anterior

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Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    stop growth

    plants can be choked by grass, and grass can be choked off by weeds

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hinderadjective

    Synonyms:
    hind, back, posterior

  2. hinderverb

    Synonyms:
    prevent (temporarily), impede, obstruct, stop, interrupt, retard, check, thwart, oppose, embarrass

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hinderadjective

    Synonyms:
    rear, back

  2. hindernoun

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) buttocks, rump, seat, fundament

  3. hinderverb

    Synonyms:
    retard, obstruct, hamper, impede, forestall, forefend, check, thwart, foil

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How to use hinder in a sentence?

  1. Rebecca Slaughter:

    The commission should more broadly consider whether any pharmaceutical merger is likely to exacerbate anticompetitive conduct by the merged firm or to hinder innovation.

  2. James Scott:

    The human condition is plagued with a labyrinth of shortcomings, frailties and limitations that hinder man from reaching his fullest potential. Therefore, it only makes sense that we find ourselves at the next phase in human evolution where restricted man merges with the infinite possibilities of hyper-evolving technologies. This techno-human transmutation will prove to be ‘the’ quantum leap in human progression. The harmonization of technologically extending oneself, consciousness, artificial intelligence and machine learning will reverse the failures of genetic predisposition and limitation.

  3. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail:

    I believe the Malaysian people want Dato' Sri Najib to go on leave as prime minister so as not to create the perception of abuse of power or process to halt or hinder a full and transparent investigation on this very serious issue.

  4. Rami Fahmy Mayuni:

    The Houthis planted dozens of landmines to hinder our ability to take it back. The battle was violent and took a couple hours, but the power plant is destroyed, and there's no way to pump water.

  5. Chief Executive C.Y. Leung:

    Did the handling of the incident hinder the 'one country, two systems' principle and the Basic Law protecting Hong Kong residents' freedom and rights, especially the freedom of expression, publication and personal safety?


Translations for hinder

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  • عرقل, منع, عاق, خلفي, رِدْف, عَجِيزَةArabic
  • dificultar, destorbarCatalan, Valencian
  • bránit, zdržovat, ztěžovat, komplikovat, překážetCzech
  • hindre, bag-, bagestDanish
  • hindern, erschweren, Hintern, hinter, behindernGerman
  • παρεμποδίζω, πισινός, οπίσθιοςGreek
  • entorpecer, impedir, estorbar, obstar, nalgas, dificultarSpanish
  • pidurdama, takistama, tagasi hoidmaEstonian
  • مانعPersian
  • taka-, estää, haitata, perä, viivyttää, pidättää, persaus, vaikeuttaaFinnish
  • aftari, tálma, tarna, afturi, aftastur, forða, hindraFaroese
  • entraver, délayerFrench
  • रोकनाHindi
  • megakadályoz, gátol, akadályoz, feltart, hátsó, meggátolHungarian
  • խանգարել, ետևի, հետույք, խոչընդոտել, ետինArmenian
  • varna, tálmaIcelandic
  • impedire, ostacolare, ritardare, intralciareItalian
  • לְעַכֵּבHebrew
  • 後ろの, 妨げるJapanese
  • უკანა, ხელის შეშლა, დაბრკოლება, შეფერხება, უკანალიGeorgian
  • ខាងក្រោយ, ពាំង, គូតKhmer
  • 뒤, 방해하다, 저지하다Korean
  • impediō, obstō, posterior, officiō, āversus, prohibereLatin
  • behënneren, hënnerenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • whakakōpekapekaMāori
  • заденMacedonian
  • bakdel, bakre, hindre, forhindre, bak-, hemme, rumpe, bakendeNorwegian
  • vertragen, hinderen, verhinderen, achterste, makenDutch
  • bakdel, bakende, bak-, forhindre, bakare, hemme, bakre, hindre, rumpeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • wstrzymywać, opóźniać, tylny, przeszkadzać, pośladki, powstrzymywaćPolish
  • estorvar, traseiro, bunda, reter, frustrar, entravar, atrapalhar, posterior, impedir, dificultarPortuguese
  • împiedica, stânjeni, rețineRomanian
  • воспрепятствовать, мешать, помешать, препятствовать, задница, заднийRussian
  • одмоћи, спречити, sprečiti, otežavati, zaprečavati, задњи, стражњи, stražnji, запречавати, zadnji, kočiti, кочити, odmoći, отежаватиSerbo-Croatian
  • spomaľovať, blokovať, brzdiť, sťažovať, brániť, zadný, prekážať, zdržovať, komplikovaťSlovak
  • pengojAlbanian
  • bak, hindra, försvåra, fördröja, bakreSwedish
  • kinza, zuia, pinga, kingaSwahili
  • అంతరాయంగాTelugu
  • หลัง, ก้น, ข้างหลัง, หยุดยั้ง, กีดขวาง, กีด, ส่วนหลัง, ตูดThai
  • заднійUkrainian
  • روکناUrdu
  • 阻碍Chinese

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