Definitions for embargoɛmˈbɑr goʊ
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embargo, trade embargo, trade stoppage(verb)
a government order imposing a trade barrier
ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
"The U.S. embargoes Libya"
An order by the government prohibiting ships from leaving port.
A ban on trade with another country.
A temporary ban on making certain information public.
To impose an embargo on trading certain goods with another country.
To impose an embargo on a document.
Origin: From embargar.
an edict or order of the government prohibiting the departure of ships of commerce from some or all of the ports within its dominions; a prohibition to sail
to lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods
Origin: [Sp., fr. embargar to arrest, restrain; pref. em- (L. in) + Sp. barra bar, akin to F. barre bar. See Bar.]
An embargo is the partial or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a particular country. Embargoes are considered strong diplomatic measures imposed in an effort, by the imposing country, to elicit a given national-interest result from the country on which it is imposed. Embargoes are similar to economic sanctions and are generally considered legal barriers to trade, not to be confused with blockades, which are often considered to be acts of war. Embargo may also refer to the practice of blocking fare classes at certain levels, and award availability on airlines. In response to embargoes, an independent economy or autarky often develops in an area subjected to heavy embargo. Effectiveness of embargoes is thus in proportion to the extent and degree of international participation.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Certainly, we would support an arms embargo.
It is a crisis at the moment. It is going to be a catastrophe if this embargo continues.
Lifting the outstanding elements of the embargo and travel ban is a prerogative of Congress.
There is only one big problem in terms of sanctions - it is the problem of a weapons embargo.
We are convinced that at this stage, there's no more need of such an embargo, Russia's separate voluntary embargo.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حظر, حصارArabic
- Embargo, Beschlagnahme, Handelsverbot, Handelsembargo, Ausfuhrsperre, VerbotGerman
- kauppasaarto, saartoFinnish
- 出港停止, 禁輸Japanese
- 禁輸, 금수, 엠바고Korean
- bloqueio, embargoPortuguese
- эмбарго, блокада, запретRussian
- handelsembargo, embargoSwedish
- cấm vậnVietnamese
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