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1. blockade

noun. ['ˌblɑːˈkeɪd'] a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy.

Synonyms

  • besieging
  • action
  • siege
  • beleaguering
  • military blockade
  • military action
  • naval blockade

Antonyms

  • show
  • refrain
  • let
  • advantage

Etymology

  • -ade (English)
  • block (English)
  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Blockade

  • underplayed
  • promenade
  • metrodade
  • underpaid
  • unafraid
  • serenade
  • portrayed
  • palisade
  • overstayed
  • overplayed
  • masquerade
  • lemonade
  • downgrade
  • displayed
  • disobeyed
  • colonnade
  • brascade
  • usaid
  • upgrade
  • unswayed
  • replayed
  • prepaid
  • persuade
  • overpaid
  • mislaid
  • mcquaide
  • mcquaid
  • mcquade
  • mcglade
  • mcdaid

Sentences with blockade


1. Noun, singular or mass
In contrast, the Confederacy was cut off by the Union blockade and was not aided by foreign governments.

2. Verb, base form
The Union had a strong navy that it used to blockade Confederate ports.

2. blockade-runner

noun. a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade.

Antonyms

  • disembark

3. blockade

verb. ['ˌblɑːˈkeɪd'] obstruct access to.

Synonyms

  • impede
  • block
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • jam
  • block off
  • close up

Antonyms

  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow
  • widen

Etymology

  • -ade (English)
  • block (English)
  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. blockade

noun. ['ˌblɑːˈkeɪd'] prevents access or progress.

Synonyms

  • impedimenta
  • obstruction
  • obstructer
  • obstructor

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • bring to
  • unfreeze

Etymology

  • -ade (English)
  • block (English)
  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. blockade

verb. ['ˌblɑːˈkeɪd'] hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of.

Synonyms

  • stymie
  • forestall
  • hinder
  • foreclose
  • block
  • forbid
  • bottleneck
  • check
  • stonewall
  • hang
  • filibuster
  • embarrass
  • preclude
  • stymy
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • activeness
  • attack
  • start
  • stay

Etymology

  • -ade (English)
  • block (English)
  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. blockade

verb. ['ˌblɑːˈkeɪd'] impose a blockade on.

Synonyms

  • surround
  • besiege
  • beleaguer
  • hem in
  • seal off

Antonyms

  • remember
  • ability
  • decriminalise
  • legalize

Etymology

  • -ade (English)
  • block (English)
  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. blockade

verb. ['ˌblɑːˈkeɪd'] render unsuitable for passage.

Synonyms

  • obstruct
  • impede
  • block
  • close off
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • jam
  • bar
  • block off
  • close up
  • barricade
  • close
  • shut off
  • stop

Antonyms

  • differ
  • disagree
  • derestrict
  • activity

Etymology

  • -ade (English)
  • block (English)
  • blok (Middle English (1100-1500))
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