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synonyms for impede

  • block
  • curb
  • cut off
  • delay
  • deter
  • disrupt
  • hamper
  • interfere
  • retard
  • slow
  • stymie
  • thwart
  • bar
  • brake
  • check
  • clog
  • dam
  • discomfit
  • disconcert
  • embarrass
  • faze
  • freeze
  • oppose
  • rattle
  • restrain
  • stonewall
  • stop
  • blow whistle on
  • close off
  • cramp one's style
  • flag one
  • hang up
  • hold up
  • saddle with
  • shut down
  • shut off
  • slow down
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antonyms for impede

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  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • expedite
  • forward
  • help
  • permit
  • promote
  • push
  • comfort
  • continue
  • free
  • go
  • liberate
  • open
  • release
  • soothe
  • unblock
  • unclog
  • facilitate
  • support
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How to use impede in a sentence

As outcomes, elimination and endemic transmission may be opposites, but thinking that we need to choose one or the other is a mistake that can impede public understanding of how to manage the pandemic.
WE'LL PROBABLY NEVER ELIMINATE COVID-19 FROM THE U.S. IT'S STILL WORTH TRYINGGAVIN YAMEYFEBRUARY 25, 2021TIME
The proposals weren’t enacted in any systemic way, but Levi says they underscore an ongoing worry that the typical regulations around reimbursement and cross-state practicing impede the expansion of telehealth.
THE DOCTOR WILL ZOOM YOU NOWKATIE MCLEANFEBRUARY 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
These systems typically use elastic closures around the ankle areas to keep wind and moisture out of your dog’s coat without impeding their dexterity.
BEST DOG COATS: PET CLOTHES TO KEEP ANY DOG WARMPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMFEBRUARY 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
And, racial gaps also impeded access to testing and affected quality of care.
ONE BIG HICCUP IN US EFFORTS TO DISTRIBUTE COVID-19 VACCINES? POOR INTERNET ACCESS.BY TAMRA BURNS LOEB, ET AL./THE CONVERSATIONFEBRUARY 10, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
We have provided them thousands of pages of documents already and are not in any way impeding who they speak with.
VMI RESISTS LETTING INVESTIGATORS INTERVIEW CADETS, FACULTY WITHOUT ITS LAWYERS PRESENT, REPORT SAYSIAN SHAPIRAFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Many persons impede their execution by not keeping the thumb independent enough of the rest of the hand.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
This mob of men and boys were good-natured, but very curious, and it gathered so close as to impede the progress of the ponies.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Hence the furrows are not ploughed close together, for the roots when crowded impede the sprouting of the plant.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
All along the journey little absolutely unnecessary villages kept bobbing up to impede the progress of the train.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
But you could do no good with so few men—they are more than ten to one, I hear—and your men would but impede us.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPEDE

  • beat
  • block
  • check
  • circumvent
  • dash
  • defeat
  • disappoint
  • foil
  • frustrate
  • impede
  • obstruct
  • prevent
  • ruin
  • thwart
  • upset
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.