obviate Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb do away with
rid of; eliminate.
verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
- Let's avoid a confrontation
- head off a confrontation
- avert a strike
Ob"vi*ate transitive verb
To meet in the way.Obs.
Not to stir a step to obviate any of a different religion. Fuller.
To anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path; to make unnecessary; as, to. obviatethe necessity of going
To lay down everything in its full light, so as to obviate all exceptions. Woodward.
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