Part of speech: verb

To meet in advance, so as to remove; prevent.

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Usage examples "obviate":

  1. The relief from present difficulties was great, but of course the gift did not obviate the necessity for the girls seeking work and wages. - "A Houseful of Girls", Sarah Tytler.
  2. To obviate this the priest watched all night by the cairn furnished with holy water. - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.
  3. This arrangement would allow the Northern Pacific to run its trains into Portland and would obviate the necessity of constructing its own road into that city. - "The Railroad Builders A Chronicle of the Welding of the States, Volume 38 in The Chronicles of America Series", John Moody.