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impede

verb 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
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We agree that the TAM process should be revised to ensure that the procedures do not impede the IRS's currency initiative," the organization stated.
To ignore, impede, or annihilate any part of the natural world destroys the divine message of creation and cuts humanity off from salvation.
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Forest works to revitalize the importance of private confession as a sacrament or spiritual discipline in the lives of all Christians: "The purpose of this small book is to help revive confession where abandoned or neglected, to help the reader prepare a better confession, and to help those who hear confessions better serve as Christ's witness, taking care not to impede the sacrament's healing strength" (p.
A provision added to the code imposes a fine and/or imprisonment of up to 20 years for "whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence" an investigation or proceeding by a federal department or agency or any case filed in bankruptcy.
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Concerns voiced by some medical groups included the complexity of the new regulations and fear that the limit on the exchange of information could impede patient care.