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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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Rhymes with Obviate

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

Sentences with 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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