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impedeverb annul, arrest, barricade, be a drag on, be an obstacle to, be in the way, block, blockade, bolt, bother, brake, bring to a standstill, burden, cause to delay, check, circumscribe, confine, cramp, cumber, curb, dam up, decelerate, delay, detain, deter, disable, drag, embarrass, encumber, erect a barrier, estop, fetter, foreclose, hamper, handicap, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold up, impair, impedire, incommode, inconvenience, interfere, interrupt, keep back, keep in check, limit, load, mar, obstruct, paralyze, postpone, preclude, press, prevent, quell, restrain, restrict, retard, set one back, shackle, slacken, slow down, stalemate, stand in the way, stay, stop, stop in progress by hindrances, suffocate, suspend, thwart, trammel, turn aside
Associated concepts: impede negotiations
Foreign phrases: Ubi aliquid impeditur propter unum, eo remoto, tollitur impedimentum.Where anything is immeded by one single cause, with the removal of it, the immediment is removed.
See also: arrest, balk, ban, bar, bind, block, check, clog, condemn, constrain, constrict, contain, control, counter, counteract, curb, debar, defer, delay, detain, deter, disadvantage, discommode, disrupt, encumber, enjoin, estop, fetter, fight, foil, forbid, forestall, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, inconvenience, inhibit, interdict, interfere, interpose, keep, limit, lock, obstruct, occlude, preclude, prevent, prohibit, repulse, restrain, stall, stave, stay, stem, stop, thwart, toll, trammel, withstand