Synonyms of retard in English:


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1‘the worst thing that governments can do is to retard this admittedly painful process’


delay, slow down, slow up, hold back, set back, keep back, hold up, postpone, put back, detain, decelerate, put a brake on

hinder, hamper, obstruct, inhibit, impede, handicap, hamstring, curb, check, restrain, restrict, arrest, interfere with, interrupt, encumber, clog

British informal throw a spanner in the works of

North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of

literary stay, trammel, cumber


accelerate, expedite