Synonyms for Impedes:
dampens, disinclines, dissuades, Stifles, depresses, daunts, disheartens, throttles, discourages, de-motivates.
burdens, Delays, restrains, deters, blocks, chokes, frustrates, hampers, hamstrings, Cramps, drags, cripples, restricts, constrains, complicates, snarls, curbs, catches, thwarts, dams, paralyzes, handicaps, stops, stays, brakes, tangles, mires, fouls, encumbers, congests, bars, constipates, bungs, snags, entangles, plugs, detains, fetters, baffles, jams, clogs, bottlenecks, impairs, interrupts, entraps, crimps.
represses, challenges, interferes, crosses, disputes, inhibits, intercepts, oppresses, counters, conflicts, obstructs, confronts, objects, resists, rebuffs, repels, hinders, counteracts, antagonizes, checks, fights, defies, contradicts, suppresses, counterattacks, repulses, disagrees, protests, meddles, opposes.
confines, controls, collars, binds, bridles, constricts, shackles, leashes, tethers.
Usage examples for impedes
The longing for ignoble things; The strife for triumph more than truth; The hardening of the heart, that brings Irreverence for the dreams of youth; All thoughts of ill, all evil deeds That have their root in thoughts of ill; Whatever hinders or impedes The action of the nobler will;- All these must first be trampled down Beneath our feet, if we would gain In the bright fields of fair renown The right of eminent domain. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various