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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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The horror of being blocked up at Randalls, while her children were at Hartfield, was full in her imagination; and fancying the road to be now just passable for adventurous people, but in a state that admitted no delay, she was eager to have it settled, that her father and Emma should remain at Randalls, while she and her husband set forward instantly through all the possible accumulations of drifted snow that might impede them.
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NNA - Head of the Lebanese Forces (LF) Samir Geagea said during an interview posted on YouTube on Sunday that there is only one factor that impedes the rise of a Lebanese state, which is the presence of Hezbollah's state within the state, a thing which "cannot go on endlessly.
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PNN-Musawa In light of the recent arrest of journalist Yousef Al Shayeb; Musawa demands the immediate implementation of relevant provision of legislative and legal guarantees to end all cases of arbitrary arrests which severely impedes the rule of law and freedom of expression.
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The singular totalitarian regime, in the absence of democracy, rule of law and violations of human rights impedes the process of peace and unity of the Sudan.
If Jesus was right, however, then my paying my taxes impedes the coming of God's kingdom.
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It explains how the Gag Rule skews the abortion debate with bias and misinformation, condemns women to unsafe abortions, reduces access to other reproductive health services and demonstrates how the rule generates a climate of censorship where individuals are afraid to discuss unsafe abortion, impedes abortion law reform, dictates NGO policy, infringes on national sovereignty and curtails participation of civil society in democracy.
His main point was that the left's rage impedes understanding.