Antonyms of verb obstruct

1 of 3 senses of obstruct

Sense 2
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")
       Antonym of free (Sense 7)
      => free, disengage -- (free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb obstruct

3 senses of obstruct

Sense 1
obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass -- (hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn")
       => prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Sense 2
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")
       => impede, hinder -- (be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project")

Sense 3
obstruct, block -- (shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains")
       => hide, conceal -- (prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money")

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