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Synonyms for impede
ɪmˈpidim·pede

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Wiktionary

  1. impedeverb

    Antonyms:
    expede, help, assist, expedite

  2. impedeverb

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  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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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. impedeverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impedeverb

    Synonyms:
    retard

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How to use impede in a sentence?

  1. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859:

    The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.

  2. Dan Barouch:

    There was a theoretical concern that the generation of anti-vector antibodies by the first shot could impede the use of it again, i think these data put that to rest.

  3. Nisarat Jongwisan:

    The penalties will impede on a person's access to safe services and also tarnish the dignity of those women.

  4. Ellen Staurowsky:

    To respond to the very, very slow steps toward progress that are being forced by these lawsuits, to impede that progress with the possibility of locking athletes into this arcane system that does not represent their interest, I think is deeply worrisome.

  5. Benjamin Lu:

    The sharp drop in oil prices is likely due to market jitters on potential waivers in U.S. sanctions on Iranian petroleum exports (in May), the effects of additional U.S. waivers on Iran will impede OPEC+ efforts to rebalance oil markets in 2019.


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