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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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Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Al Ameri, Head of the Emergency and Public Safety Department at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, said in a radio show that crowding near accident sites is a disruptive habit, which may impede traffic and prevent rescue, ambulance and fire fighting teams from carrying out their duties.
Different pressures imposed by international strategies impede the process of peace and unity of the Sudan.
The endorsement can he extended to include coverage for the operational impact on an insured's business when a civil or military order impedes its ability to work with third-party business relationships such as suppliers or vendors.
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.
Not all efforts to impede such progress are so blunt as the aforementioned allegation of hucksterism.
It establishes harsh penalties for wrongdoing not only by accountants and corporate officers, but also by anyone "who corruptly alters, destroys, mutilates, or conceals a record, document, or other object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the object's integrity or availability for use in an official proceeding" or "otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so.
The eligibility criteria incorporated into states' UI programs create barriers for employed caregivers and workers with low earnings, and job training programs may reflect and reinforce the occupational sex-stereotyping that impedes women's access to higher-wage jobs.
We also need to know if people find portions of them unclear so we can eliminate confusion that impedes commerce.
The complaint alleges that the Atlantic Coast board's inequitable manipulation of the rules by which the consent solicitation shall be considered impedes the ability of Atlantic Coast's shareholders to exercise their voting rights, and may impede their right to receive superior value for their shares.
The death tax also impedes economic growth because much of the capital formation in America occurs through estates.
The Plan of Reorganization contains provisions with respect to the settlement of claims against Philip that put Deloitte and Philip in an adversarial position and impedes Deloitte's independence.
In warmer climates, roach infestation is a significant concern; and in some incidents impedes the work of Public Works employees.