Antonyms for impede

Grammar : Verb
Spell : im-peed
Phonetic Transcription : ɪmˈpid

Definition of impede

Origin :
  • c.1600, back-formation from impediment, or else from Latin impedire "impede, be in the way, hinder, detain," literally "to shackle the feet" (see impediment). Related: Impeded; impedes; impeding.
  • verb obstruct, hinder
Example sentences :
  • We have no thought to impede the paths to closer relationship.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • God was his father--this was his house--and nothing must impede his purposes.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • On one occasion, and only on one, Nelson was able to impede the progress of this new conqueror.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey
  • In camp you will discard it because it will impede the swing of your arms.
  • Extract from : « The Forest » by Stewart Edward White
  • These are a few of the entanglements which impede the natural course of human thought.
  • Extract from : « Theaetetus » by Plato
  • Now there are three things which impede us in our efforts after the possession of God.
  • Extract from : « On Prayer and The Contemplative Life » by St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Nor were there any wires or relays to impede and slow down communication.
  • Extract from : « Masters of Space » by Edward Elmer Smith
  • At times it seemed to impede his eager search and task his vision.
  • Extract from : « A Waif of the Plains » by Bret Harte
  • The accident, however, did not impede the powerful effects of this famous remedy.
  • Extract from : « A Book of Burlesques » by H. L. Mencken
  • Not enough snow had fallen on the hard-crusted drifts to impede the dogs.
  • Extract from : « Lords of the North » by A. C. Laut

Synonyms for impede

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