Synonyms for Blockade:
n.export, balance of payments, common market, embargo, balance of trade. beleaguerment, attack, siege, Besiegement, investment. •act (noun)
siege, clog, restriction, impediment, stoppage, obstruction, bar, stop, snag, encirclement, barricade, hindrance, obstacle.
block off, barricade, embarrass, stymie, block up, bar, obstruct, seal off, hinder, stymy, encirclement, block.
delay, congestion, constipation, damper, obstacle, catch, tangle, stop, handicap, burden, opposition, obstruction, stay, impediment, constraint, disadvantage, blockage, inhibition, barrier, restraint, snag, hurdle, restriction, entrapment, mire, hindrance, encumbrance, frustration, bung, drawback, impasse, crimp, interruption, choke, dam, clog, snarl, bafflement, jam, brake, stoppage, drag, deterrent, plug, block, entanglement, resistance, impedance, complication, bottleneck.
denial, preclusion, prevention, forbiddance, ban, bar, Disallowance, prohibition, rejection, suppression, curtailment, refusal, disapproval, injunction.
embarrass, stymy, obstruct, stymie, hinder, block.
balance of trade, beleaguerment, embargo, Besiegement, common market, balance of payments. export, siege, investment. •beleaguer
•Other relevant words:
embargo, obstruct, Besiegement, encirclement, export, block off, investment, hinder, barricade, attack, embarrass, beleaguerment, stymie, seal off, siege, block up, stymy.
Usage examples for blockade
The immediate return of the latter to the westward was dictated by reasons, already given in his own words, the weight of which he doubtless felt more forcibly because he found himself actually so far away from the centre of the blockade and from his base at Key West. – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan