Synonyms for thwart
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.
thwart, cross thwartverb
a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkverb
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
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What I've been seeing recently is political operatives... once again trying to assert themselves and trying to thwart the will of the people, i find that to be an extraordinarily dangerous place right now. News of the endorsement broke Thursday, and the real estate mogul confirmed Carson's support during a GOP debate hosted by CNN.
It's actually a source of empowerment, if you recognize that it's in your power to have strong authentication, so you have it in your power to prevent and thwart most types of common malicious attacks.
The tempo and tenor of the recent explosions in Iran have been unusual. There is evidence of a concerted campaign underway to thwart Irans nuclear program, the more Iran advances its nuclear program in violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the greater the likelihood for additional strikes.
The Republican-led legislature has made incredible strides to increase confidence in elections, and Democrats continue to use the judicial branch to thwart the will of the majority of North Carolinians. We will appeal this case.
We are going to see constant probes by Russia unless we thwart them in Ukraine.
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- desbaratar, frustrarCatalan, Valencian
- zkřížit, zmařitCzech
- konterkarieren, entgegenwirken, vereiteln, durchkreuzenGerman
- bancada, contrariar, frustrarSpanish
- pysäyttää, halkaista, poikittainen, taltuttaa, poikittain, tehdä tyhjäksiFinnish
- contrarier, banc, contrecarrerFrench
- tobhtaScottish Gaelic
- whakahōtaetae, taumanu, kīato, keretūMāori
- banco, contrariar, frustrarPortuguese
- банка, воспрепятствовать, расстроить, расстраивать, препятствоватьRussian
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