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im·pede

 (ĭm-pēd′)
tr.v. im·ped·ed, im·ped·ing, im·pedes
To retard or obstruct the progress of. See Synonyms at hinder1.

[Latin impedīre; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

im·ped′er n.

impede

(ɪmˈpiːd)
vb
(tr) to restrict or retard in action, progress, etc; hinder; obstruct
[C17: from Latin impedīre to hinder, literally: shackle the feet, from pēs foot]
imˈpeder n
imˈpedingly adv

im•pede

(ɪmˈpid)

v.t. -ped•ed, -ped•ing.
to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.
[1595–1605; < Latin impedīre to entangle, literally, to snare the feet =im- im-1 + pedīre, v. derivative of pēs foot]
syn: See prevent.

impede


Past participle: impeded
Gerund: impeding

Imperative
impede
impede
Present
I impede
you impede
he/she/it impedes
we impede
you impede
they impede
Preterite
I impeded
you impeded
he/she/it impeded
we impeded
you impeded
they impeded
Present Continuous
I am impeding
you are impeding
he/she/it is impeding
we are impeding
you are impeding
they are impeding
Present Perfect
I have impeded
you have impeded
he/she/it has impeded
we have impeded
you have impeded
they have impeded
Past Continuous
I was impeding
you were impeding
he/she/it was impeding
we were impeding
you were impeding
they were impeding
Past Perfect
I had impeded
you had impeded
he/she/it had impeded
we had impeded
you had impeded
they had impeded
Future
I will impede
you will impede
he/she/it will impede
we will impede
you will impede
they will impede
Future Perfect
I will have impeded
you will have impeded
he/she/it will have impeded
we will have impeded
you will have impeded
they will have impeded
Future Continuous
I will be impeding
you will be impeding
he/she/it will be impeding
we will be impeding
you will be impeding
they will be impeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impeding
you have been impeding
he/she/it has been impeding
we have been impeding
you have been impeding
they have been impeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impeding
you will have been impeding
he/she/it will have been impeding
we will have been impeding
you will have been impeding
they will have been impeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impeding
you had been impeding
he/she/it had been impeding
we had been impeding
you had been impeding
they had been impeding
Conditional
I would impede
you would impede
he/she/it would impede
we would impede
you would impede
they would impede
Past Conditional
I would have impeded
you would have impeded
he/she/it would have impeded
we would have impeded
you would have impeded
they would have impeded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impede - be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
prevent, keep - stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"
inhibit - limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
interfere - come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle; "Your talking interferes with my work!"
set back - slow down the progress of; hinder; "His late start set him back"
hobble - hamper the action or progress of; "The chairman was hobbled by the all-powerful dean"
stunt - check the growth or development of; "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"
2.impede - block passage throughimpede - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
block off, blockade - obstruct access to
barricado, barricade - block off with barricades
barricade - prevent access to by barricading; "The street where the President lives is always barricaded"
asphyxiate, suffocate, stifle, choke - impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of; "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"
tie up - restrain from moving or operating normally; "Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"
dam, dam up - obstruct with, or as if with, a dam; "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"
block out, screen - prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
earth up, land up - block with earth, as after a landslide
barricade, block, block up, blockade, block off, bar, stop - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
clog, clog up, congest, choke off, foul, back up, choke - become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
hinder, impede - be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"

impede

verb hinder, stop, slow (down), check, bar, block, delay, hold up, brake, disrupt, curb, restrain, hamper, thwart, clog, obstruct, retard, encumber, cumber, throw a spanner in the works of (Brit. informal) Fallen rocks are impeding the progress of rescue workers.
help, further, aid, advance, promote, assist

impede

verb
1. To interfere with the progress of:
Idiom: get in the way of.
2. To stop or prevent passage of:
Idiom: be in the way of.
Translations
يُعيق، يُعَرْقِل، يَحول دون
bránitohrozit
hindre
hindra
sukliudyti
kavēttraucēt
engellemekgeciktirmek

impede

[ɪmˈpiːd] VT [+ progress, movement, growth, development] → dificultar, obstaculizar

impede

[ɪmˈpiːd] vt [+ progress, development] → entraver

impede

vt personhindern; action, progress, workbehindern, erschweren; movement, traffic, processbehindern

impede

[ɪmˈpiːd] vtostacolare

impede

(imˈpiːd) verb
to prevent or delay the start or progress of. Progress on the building of the road was impeded by a fall of rock.
impediment (imˈpedimənt) noun
1. something that delays or prevents.
2. a small fault in a person's speech. A stammer is a speech impediment.

impede

v. impedir, obstruir.
References in classic literature ?
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.
She was part of the insanely jumbled muddle of a world which impedes the sensible life.
As to there being any quantity of snow fallen or likely to fall to impede their return, that was a mere joke; he was afraid they would find no difficulty.
Then, at the back," said Wemmick, "out of sight, so as not to impede the idea of fortifications - for it's a principle with me, if you have an idea, carry it out and keep it up - I don't know whether that's your opinion--"
may God Almighty in his infinite power grant that any person or persons, who would impede or hinder thy third sally, may find no way out of the labyrinth of their schemes, nor ever accomplish what they most desire
Formerly, an invading army would penetrate into the heart of a neighboring country almost as soon as intelligence of its approach could be received; but now a comparatively small force of disciplined troops, acting on the defensive, with the aid of posts, is able to impede, and finally to frustrate, the enterprises of one much more considerable.
Independent of those local circumstances which tend to beget and increase power in one part and to impede its progress in another, we must advert to the effects of that superior policy and good management which would probably distinguish the government of one above the rest, and by which their relative equality in strength and consideration would be destroyed.
On his route, he encountered many heavy falls of snow, which melted almost immediately, so as not to impede his march, and on the 4th of December, he found his other party, encamped at the very place where he had partaken in the buffalo hunt with the Bannacks.
Norris might never have saved her money; but having no care of that kind, there was nothing to impede her frugality, or lessen the comfort of making a yearly addition to an income which they had never lived up to.
But what is worst of all is, that general confusion which those who are in power introduce to impede the ordinary course of justice; which sufficiently shows what is the nature of the government, or rather lawless force: for it is usual with the principal persons amongst them to collect together some of the common people and their friends, and then revolt and set up for themselves, and come to blows with each other.
The comte, still paler than Raoul, followed his son, painfully traversing briers and bushes, stones and ditches, Raoul not appearing to touch the earth, no obstacle seeming to impede the lightness of his march.
There are none to impede our progress," urged Gahan, "so why tax the strength of the Princess by needless haste?