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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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Deane was too shrewd and practical a man to allow either his reminiscences or his snuff to impede the progress of trade.
In a word, we must found a form of government holding universal sway, which should be diffused over the whole world without destroying the bonds of citizenship, and beside which all other governments can continue in their customary course and do everything except what impedes the great aim of our order, which is to obtain for virtue the victory over vice.
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The cross-strait service trade agreement will impede Taiwan s subsequent signing of good trade agreement with mainland China to yield a greater impact on Taiwan's economy.
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The longstanding ethical framework for protecting human volunteers in medical research is outdated and can impede efforts to improve health care quality, according to a recent report.
As the fourth pillar of democracy, it is the duty of the press and media to provide people with information and exposing defects and contradictions which impede the rights of citizens.
Different pressures imposed by international strategies impede the process of peace and unity of the Sudan.
He also called for exercising vigilance in dealing with plots of the global arrogance to sow seeds of discords among nations in order to impede their development.