Synonyms for Impedes:
Stifles, dampens, daunts, depresses, discourages, disheartens, disinclines, dissuades, de-motivates, throttles.
bars, brakes, stays, stops, Delays, fetters, Cramps, burdens, handicaps, restrains, encumbers, catches, cripples, hampers, hamstrings, impairs, paralyzes, chokes, constrains, deters, drags, blocks, bottlenecks, baffles, bungs, clogs, complicates, congests, constipates, crimps, curbs, dams, detains, entangles, entraps, fouls, frustrates, interrupts, jams, mires, plugs, restricts, snags, snarls, tangles, thwarts.
checks, crosses, conflicts, challenges, contradicts, disputes, resists, hinders, counters, objects, counteracts, inhibits, counterattacks, fights, protests, rebuffs, confronts, defies, antagonizes, repels, meddles, disagrees, opposes, intercepts, interferes, obstructs, oppresses, represses, repulses, suppresses.
confines, collars, binds, controls, bridles, tethers, constricts, leashes, shackles.
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