Antonyms for obviate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ob-vee-eyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɒb viˌeɪt

Definition of obviate

Origin :
  • 1590s, "to meet and do away with," from Late Latin obviatus, past participle of obviare "act contrary to, go against," from Latin obvius "that is in the way, that moves against" (see obvious). Related: Obviated; obviating.
  • verb make unnecessary
Example sentences :
  • We have, perhaps, incurred the very hazard we hoped to obviate.
  • Extract from : « The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • Will you allow me to arrange your shirt so as to obviate it?
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • She then, to obviate that objection, lent me a black domino.
  • Extract from : « Mary Wollstonecraft » by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • But shall we, to obviate these evils, completely transpose their conditions?
  • Extract from : « The Young Maiden » by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
  • I fear that result, and hope that you will try to obviate it.
  • Extract from : « The Peace Negotiations » by J. D. Kestell
  • To obviate this a screen has been placed on the landward side of the lantern.
  • Extract from : « The Cornwall Coast » by Arthur L. Salmon
  • The Professor, with a smile, thinks that he can obviate this unpleasantness.
  • Extract from : « Happy-Thought Hall » by F. C. Burnand
  • Of these it is necessary that I should now take notice, and obviate them as well as I may.
  • Extract from : « Hints on Extemporaneous Preaching » by Henry Ware
  • This will obviate all danger of shock or shiver when the cold cloth is placed on the skin.
  • Extract from : « Papers on Health » by John Kirk
  • I must obviate here an objection that may strike some readers.
  • Extract from : « A New Century of Inventions » by James White

Synonyms for obviate

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