Impede Definition

ĭm-pēd
impeded, impedes, impeding
verb
impeded, impedes, impeding
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay.
Webster's New World
To impede is defined as to block or temporarily keep something from going forward.
An example of impede is when a road block stops the flow of traffic.
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To get in the way of; to hinder.

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Origin of Impede

  • From Latin impedire (“to shackle”), from pes (“foot”) (compare pedestrian). First attested use as a verb was in William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin impedīre ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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