obviate[ ob-vee-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF obviate
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OBVIATE
We have, perhaps, incurred the very hazard we hoped to obviate.
Will you allow me to arrange your shirt so as to obviate it?
She then, to obviate that objection, lent me a black domino.
But shall we, to obviate these evils, completely transpose their conditions?
I fear that result, and hope that you will try to obviate it.
To obviate this a screen has been placed on the landward side of the lantern.
The Professor, with a smile, thinks that he can obviate this unpleasantness.
Of these it is necessary that I should now take notice, and obviate them as well as I may.
This will obviate all danger of shock or shiver when the cold cloth is placed on the skin.
I must obviate here an objection that may strike some readers.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OBVIATE
- defend against
- head off
- hold back
- hold off
- keep lid on
- nip in the bud
- put a stop to
- put an end to
- rule out
- shut out
- stave off
- turn aside
- ward off