Definition of Impede

1. Verb. Be a hindrance or obstacle to. "She is impeding the progress of our project"

Exact synonyms: Hinder
Specialized synonyms: Block, Close Up, Jam, Obstruct, Obturate, Occlude, Inhibit, Interfere, Set Back, Hobble, Stunt
Generic synonyms: Keep, Prevent
Derivative terms: Hindrance, Impediment



2. Verb. Block passage through. "Obstruct the path"

Definition of Impede

1. v. t. To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops.

Definition of Impede

1. Verb. to get in the way of; to hinder ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impede

1. to obstruct the progress of [v -PEDED, -PEDING, -PEDES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Impede

impeccable
impeccably
impeccancy
impeccant
impecuniosities
impecuniosity
impecunious
impecuniously
impecuniousness
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impedance
impedance angle
impedance method
impedance plethysmography
impedances
impede (current term)
impeded
impeder
impeders
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impedible
impediment
impedimenta
impedimental
impediments
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impedingly
impedition
impeditions
impeditive

Literary usage of Impede

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1830)
"... should we not diligently enquire in what particulars our deficiencies chiefly consist, what are the obstructions which especially impede our progress ? ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... a reactance coil, commonly called a choke coil, is installed at this point to impede the discharge of lightning and make it tend to seek another path ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... that the erecting and keeping the bridge over and across the channel of the river, in the manner as proposed and threatened, will impede and obstruct ..."

4. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1824)
"... countries—Mode of recruiting the Russian Army—Iniquitous conduct of a Russian Inspector of the Customs—Difficulties that impede the Traveller—Arrival at ..."

5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"... that they have a tendency to cramp the operations of commerce, and to impede the growth of that opulence which may arise from foreign trade. ..."

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