What does impede mean?

Definitions for impede
ɪmˈpidim·pede

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impede, hinder(verb)

    be a hindrance or obstacle to

    "She is impeding the progress of our project"

  2. obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up(verb)

    block passage through

    "obstruct the path"

Wiktionary

  1. impede(Verb)

    to get in the way of; to hinder

  2. Origin: From impedire, from pes (compare pedestrian). First attested use as a verb was in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impede(verb)

    to hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops

  2. Origin: [L. impedire, lit., to entangle the feet; pref. im- in + pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Impeach.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impede

    im-pēd′, v.t. to hinder or obstruct.—n. Impē′dance, hinderance, esp. in electricity an apparent increase of resistance due to induction in a circuit.—adj. Imped′ible, capable of being impeded.—n. Imped′iment, that which impedes: hinderance: a defect preventing fluent speech.—n.pl. Impediment′a, military baggage, baggage generally.—adjs. Impedimen′tal, Imped′itive, causing hinderance. [L. impedīrein, in, pes, pedis, a foot.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impede in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of impede in a Sentence

  1. Brian Hook:

    Doing this will not impede our diplomacy.

  2. Anna Pinedo:

    These are not financial covenants, they're not the type of covenants that would impede a resolution.

  3. Charles Scicluna:

    The canonical process should in no way impede the right of people to exercise their right to civil justice.

  4. Alex Azar:

    My understanding is that the rider does not in any way impede our research mission. It is simply about advocacy.

  5. Sylvester Turner:

    The city does not try to do ICE's job, nor does it try to impede ICE. And we will continue to be a city that builds relationships, not walls.

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