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1. obviate

verb. ['ˈɑːbviːˌeɪt'] prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.

Synonyms

  • forestall
  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • stave off
  • forefend
  • avert
  • deflect
  • forfend
  • debar
  • avoid
  • ward off
  • preclude
  • fend off
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • decriminalise
  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize

Etymology

  • obviare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Obviate

  • abbreviate
  • affiliate
  • alleviate
  • appreciate
  • appropriate
  • asphyxiate
  • associate
  • associate
  • delineate
  • depreciate
  • deviate
  • differentiate
  • differentiate
  • emaciate
  • enunciate
  • enunciate
  • excoriate
  • expatriate
  • expiate
  • expropriate

Example sentences of the word obviate


1. Verb, base form
Most Frigidaire gas oven ranges use sealed burners to obviate the need to raise the range top for cleaning.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The wireless bridge and powerline bridge both obviate the necessity of stringing Ethernet cable through walls or an attic.

2. obviate

verb. ['ˈɑːbviːˌeɪt'] do away with.

Synonyms

  • close out
  • eliminate
  • preclude
  • rid of

Antonyms

  • allow
  • confront
  • validate
  • consume

Etymology

  • obviare (Latin)
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