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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪmˈpiːd/
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  • Rhymes: -iːd

VerbEdit

impede (third-person singular simple present impedes, present participle impeding, simple past and past participle impeded)

  1. (transitive) To get in the way of; to hinder.

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  • impede” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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VerbEdit

impede

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of impedir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of impedir