What does obviate mean?

Definitions for obviateˈɒb viˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obviate, rid of, eliminate(verb)

    do away with

  2. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"


  1. obviate(Verb)

    To bypass a requirement or make it unnecessary.

  2. Origin: From obviare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obviate(verb)

    to meet in the way

  2. Obviate(verb)

    to anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path; to make unnecessary; as, to obviate the necessity of going

  3. Origin: [L. obviare; ob (see Ob-) + viare to go, fr. via way. See Voyage.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obviate

    ob′vi-āt, v.t. to meet on the way, hence to remove, as difficulties. [L. obviāre, -ātumob, in the way of, viāre, viātum, to go—via, a way.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obviate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obviate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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