noun, plural em·bar·goes.
verb (used with object), em·bar·goed, em·bar·go·ing.
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Origin of embargo
OTHER WORDS FROM embargopre·em·bar·go, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH embargoboycott, embargo
Words nearby embargo
Example sentences from the Web for embargo
The embargo restriction followed years of the big publishers imposing lending limits and raising prices on ebooks for libraries.One of the great enemies of the public library is departing|Aaron Pressman|September 18, 2020|Fortune
The EU has threatened sanctions against Ankara, but Germany — the current president of the grouping — has historically been reluctant to impose such trade embargoes, which it feels only further reduce the prospects of negotiations.Butterfly Effect: The Next U.S.-Russia Conflict Theater Could be the Mediterranean|Charu Kasturi|September 17, 2020|Ozy
There was really only one good reason to maintain the embargo: Trade with Cuba strengthens the Castros.
If the embargo were effective, the Castro brothers would have been doing Love Letters with the Duvaliers years ago.
Obama has latched on to the failure of the embargo to topple the Castros as justification to shuffle the deck.
But only Congress has the ability to completely lift the trade embargo, which has been in place since 1962.
Most age cohorts still supported it, but those who left Cuba after 1995 were against the embargo by 58-42 percent.
Between them, it was agreed that there should be no recalling of the past, but the very embargo whetted his appetite.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
It had no effect; the price reached 49s., and on the 26th the council laid an embargo on exportation.
As, however, prices were rising, all parties agreed that the embargo was in itself a justifiable measure.
An embargo laid on the export of provisions from Ireland ruined her trade in cattle.
Sir, we believed the embargo unconstitutional; but still that was matter of opinion, and who was to decide it?Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
British Dictionary definitions for embargo
noun plural -goes
verb -goes, -going or -goed (tr)
Word Origin for embargo
Cultural definitions for embargo
A governmental restriction on trade for political purposes. The objective is to put pressure on other governments by prohibiting exports to or imports from those countries.