Definitions for obviate

Definitions for (verb) obviate

Main entry: forefend, forfend, fend off, stave off, avert, avoid, obviate, debar, deflect, ward off, head off

Definition: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

Usage: Let's avoid a confrontation; head off a confrontation; avert a strike

Main entry: eliminate, obviate, rid of

Definition: do away with

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