HyperDic: obviate

English > 2 senses of the word obviate:
VERBstativeobviate, rid of, eliminatedo away with
socialobviate, debar, forefend, forfend, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offprevent the occurrence of
obviate > pronunciation
Soundsaa'bviyey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > obviate: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningDo away with.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsrid of, eliminate
Narrowerpreclude, rule out, close outmake impossible, especially beforehand
Oppositenecessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demandrequire as useful, just, or proper
Spanishdeshacerse, eliminar, librarse, obviar
Catalandesfer-se, deslliurar-se, eliminar, obviar
Nounsobviationthe act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
English > obviate: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningprevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening / happening.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdebar, forefend, forfend, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishalejar, atajar, capear, desviar, detener, eludir, esquivar, evitar, obviar, prevenir, prohibir
Catalaneludir, evitar, prevenir
Nounsobviationthe act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

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