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Synonyms for impede
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impede, hinder(verb)

    be a hindrance or obstacle to

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

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

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

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

    Synonyms:
    immobilize, close, button up, fold, block up, crush, lug, halt, ram, obturate, jam, pile, pack, block off, close up, blank out, mob, freeze, obstruct, deflect, parry, stop, embarrass, shut up, kibosh, draw a blank, hinder, 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

Wiktionary

  1. impede(verb)

    Antonyms:
    expede, help, assist, expedite

  2. impede(verb)

    Antonyms:
    assist, help, expede, expedite

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impede

    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, hinder, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

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

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. impede(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hinder, obstruct, stop, clog, check, retard, delay, interrupt, thwart, restrain, block

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impede(v)

    Synonyms:
    retard

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How to use impede in a sentence?

  1. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner:

    The failure to take appropriate discipline, when presented with clear evidence of misconduct, can undermine accountability, impede progress, and discourage whistleblowers from coming forward.

  2. Mongi Hamdi:

    I want to reiterate that these attacks will not impede the determination of the United Nations to support the Malian people and the peace process, including through assisting the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.

  3. Alex Azar:

    My understanding is that the rider does not in any way impede our research mission. It is simply about advocacy.

  4. Charles Scicluna:

    The canonical process should in no way impede the right of people to exercise their right to civil justice.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    If any president tries to impede an investigation -- any president, no matter who it is -- by interfering with the FBI, yes that would be problematic. Not just problematic, it would be obviously, you know, a potential obstruction of justice that people have to make a decision on -- any president, that said, we don't know if that's what happened here.


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