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 obviate obviate

verb

  • prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening  ( debar, deflect, fend off, forefend, forfend, obviate, ward off, head off, stave off, avert, avoid )
    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
     Let's avoid a confrontation
    Let's avoid a confrontation
     head off a confrontation
    head off a confrontation
     avert a strike
    avert a strike
  • do away with  ( obviate, rid of, eliminate )
    do away with