Definitions for impedeɪmˈpid
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word impede
be a hindrance or obstacle to
"She is impeding the progress of our project"
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)
block passage through
"obstruct the path"
to get in the way of; to hinder
Origin: From impedire, from pes (compare pedestrian). First attested use as a verb was in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
to hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops
Origin: [L. impedire, lit., to entangle the feet; pref. im- in + pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Impeach.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
These are not financial covenants, they're not the type of covenants that would impede a resolution.
If passed by the Senate and signed into law, I believe this bill would seriously impede the ability of the SEC to bring disclosure into the 21st Century.
The competition must be fair, when China's economic policies impede the free flow of commerce and worsen trade imbalances, it distorts the global economy.
The migrants are aware that the procedure to identify them would impede their journey toward the European countries where they have large communities and, often, their families.
If there were proper access to water and sanitation services, you could impede it, the WHO is advocating for better water and sanitation in the area and trying to send hygiene kits.
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- zabránit, překážet, bránitCzech
- behindern, vereiteln, erschweren, hemmem, hindernGerman
- whakahōtaetae, roreMāori
- impediëren, belleten, hinderen, belemmeren, in de weg staanDutch
- мешать, препятствоватьRussian
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