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1. impede

verb. ['ˌɪmˈpiːd'] be a hindrance or obstacle to.

Synonyms

  • obstruct
  • stunt
  • hinder
  • block
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • jam
  • hobble
  • keep
  • close up
  • inhibit
  • interfere
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • let
  • bring to
  • unfreeze
  • unblock

Etymology

  • impedire (Latin)
  • pes (Latin)

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Rhymes with Impede

  • guaranteed
  • disagreed
  • supersede
  • stampede
  • intercede
  • aristide
  • aristede
  • alwaleed
  • succeed
  • preceed
  • precede
  • overfeed
  • misread
  • mislead
  • misdeed
  • laclede
  • degreed
  • decreed
  • concede
  • walid
  • waleed
  • wahid
  • vahid
  • streed
  • sinead
  • shaheed
  • secede
  • screed
  • reseed
  • reread

Sentences with impede


1. Verb, base form
Remove any rocks, weeds or other vegetation on the surface of the lawn that can impede grass growth.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Grease and grime impede paint’s adhesion to metal.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Cucumber can also address skin maladies that impede hair growth, such as psoriasis and eczema.

Quotes about impede


1. Though sorrow may impede my heart,It is of great love to have known you.
- C. Elizabeth

2. Stay away from conflictive, negative people that pull you down, because they contaminate your energy and impede your progress. Search for people who look at the world with optimism, that inspire you, make you happy and provide peace of mind.
- Pablo

3. 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.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

2. impede

verb. ['ˌɪmˈpiːd'] block passage through.

Synonyms

  • obstruct
  • block
  • block out
  • bar
  • barricade
  • suffocate
  • congest
  • stifle
  • block off
  • foul
  • obturate
  • occlude
  • clog up
  • clog
  • dam up
  • tie up
  • close up
  • dam
  • asphyxiate
  • stop
  • block up
  • hinder
  • jam
  • choke
  • blockade
  • choke off
  • back up
  • earth up
  • screen
  • land up

Antonyms

  • free
  • show
  • natural object
  • unstuff

Etymology

  • impedire (Latin)
  • pes (Latin)
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