What does impede mean?

Definitions for impede
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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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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. Charles Scicluna:

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

  2. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner:

    The failure to take appropriate discipline, when presented with clear evidence of misconduct, can undermine accountability, impede progress, and discourage whistleblowers from coming forward.

  3. Ellen Staurowsky:

    To respond to the very, very slow steps toward progress that are being forced by these lawsuits, to impede that progress with the possibility of locking athletes into this arcane system that does not represent their interest, I think is deeply worrisome.

  4. John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859:

    The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.

  5. Benjamin Lu:

    Sharp production cuts by OPEC+ have kept crude oil futures supported, however, as market reports indicate for a marked output reduction in Dec 2018, though oil prices have demonstrated for higher upside potential in the first quarter of 2019, mounting economic challenges will continue to impede exponential gains in the longer term.

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