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Synonyms for impede
ɪmˈpidim·pede

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  1. impedeverb

    Antonyms:
    expede, help, assist, expedite

  2. impedeverb

    Antonyms:
    assist, help, expede, expedite

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  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.

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. impede, hinderverb

    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 upverb

    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

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. impedeverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. impedeverb

    Synonyms:
    retard

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How to use impede in a sentence?

  1. Robert Scheidt:

    The Olympics always have an issue, in Sydney it was sharks that could attack triathletes, in Athens it was fear of terrorism, in Beijing it was pollution. In Rio it's the water and Zika. But I don't this should impede the realization of a great games.

  2. 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.

  3. Linn Huang:

    I don’t believe these moves will impede Chrome OS’s continued momentum in U.S. K-12 – at least not for the immediate future, but it does give Microsoft a stronger arsenal to defend against Chrome building deeper inroads into non-U.S. education markets. And what about Apple strength in education ?

  4. Sarah Clark:

    Parents need to own their part of it, own their responsibility to make sure, as best they can, that they aren't setting up a situation that is going to mar or impede from the celebration because somebody got burned or somebody had an injury.

  5. Benjamin Lu:

    Though oil prices have demonstrated for higher upside potential in the first quarter of 2019, mounting economic challenges will continue to impede exponential gains in the longer term.


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