Definition of hinder :
1. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear, or which follows; as, the hinder part of a wagon; the hinder parts of a horse.
2. To interpose obstacles or impediments; to be a hindrance.
3. To keep back or behind; to prevent from starting or moving forward; to check; to retard; to obstruct; to bring to a full stop; - often followed by from; as, an accident hindered the coach; drought hinders the growth of plants; to hinder me from going.
4. To prevent or embarrass; to debar; to shut out.
cancel out, hang up, immobilise, immobilize, go against, exclude, close up, halter, interfere with, balk, freeze, contravene, throw a monkey wrench into the works, debar, draw a blank, outwit, countervail, be an obstacle to, forbid, cage, deprive, defer, tie up, choke up, halt, render difficult, stymie, annul, circumscribe, overreach, derange, set back, obviate, forget, block up, muzzle, interpose, conflict with, fly in the face of, stalemate, embarrass, defeat, occlude, put the lid on, hold back, hold from, limit, blank out, lug, close, help, trammel, put back, hold up, seal off, knock the bottom out of, silence, stall, set against, withhold, nullify, deflect, hang fire, disappoint, taboo, kibosh, cause to delay, stand in the way of, shut out, bring to a standstill, offset, keep in bounds, get in the way of, block off, snafu, filibuster, pit against, deadlock, terminate, invalid, clash with, parry, shorten, box in, hedge, arrest, abash, blockade, checkmate, spoil, disallow, slow down, bog down, keep back, corner, foil, be an impediment to, gag, smother, obturate, end, stuff, stem, knock the props from under, strangle, pinion, postpone, stanch, prohibit, suspend, preclude, barricade, trap, stymy, open, bind hand and foot, forestall
restrain (part of speech: verb)
hinder (part of speech: verb)
constrain, bottleneck, complicate, crimp, congest, snag, plug, block, stop, restrict, constipate, tangle, snarl, jam, deter, brake, fetter, stay, thwart, baffle, burden, drag, curb, interrupt, foul, dam, detain, bung, entangle, choke, catch, encumber, restrain, mire, entrap, bar, delay, frustrate, clog
retain (part of speech: verb)
slow (part of speech: verb)
disable (part of speech: verb)
enfeeble, invalidate, deaden, tamper, disarm, hobble, benumb, neutralize, cripple, weaken, abrogate, handicap, botch, cramp, undermine, scotch, hamper, vitiate, incapacitate, prostrate, hamstring, sap, impair, anesthetize, dull, disable, screw up, stun, paralyze, lame, stupefy
oppose (part of speech: verb)
defy, check, conflict, antagonize, confront, impede, counterattack, obstruct, counteract, cross, object, dispute, interfere, inhibit, oppose, contradict, resist, meddle, repulse, oppress, fight, repress, intercept, repel, counter, rebuff, disagree, challenge, suppress, protest
de-motivate (part of speech: verb)
- He shall not hinder me from going where I please. - "Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)", Samuel Richardson.
- The master had had enough of it, and did not attempt to hinder her. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
- Mr. Randolph made no attempt to hinder his wife's arrangements this time. - "Melbourne House", Elizabeth Wetherell.