Synonyms of inhibit
1 hinderDictionary • Sugary drinks inhibit digestion.
hinder • Landslides are continuing to hinder the arrival of relief supplies.
stop • I think she really would have liked to stop everything right there.
check • Sex education is expected to help check the spread of Aids.
bar • He stepped in front of her, barring her way.
arrest • The new rules could arrest the development of good research.
frustrate • The government has deliberately frustrated his efforts.
curb • He must learn to curb that temper of his.
restrain • He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
constrain • Women are too often constrained by family commitments.
obstruct • Drivers who park illegally obstruct the flow of traffic.
impede • Fallen rocks are impeding the progress of rescue workers.
bridle • I must learn to bridle my tongue.
stem the flow of
throw a spanner in the works of
hold back or in
2 preventDictionary • The poor will be inhibited from getting the medical care they need.
prevent • These methods prevent pregnancy.
bar • They have been barred from the country since 1982.
forbid • They'll forbid you to marry.
prohibit • the law which prohibits trading on Sunday
debar • She could be debarred from politics for several years.
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arrestIf something or someone arrests a process, they stop it continuing.
• The new rules could arrest the development of good research.
barIf you bar someone's way, you prevent them from going somewhere or entering a place, by blocking their path.
• He stepped in front of her, barring her way.
• They have been barred from the country since 1982.
Thesaurus for inhibit from the Collins English Thesaurus
to restrain or hinder (an impulse, a desire, etc)