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Word of the Day 05/18/16 Obviate

Obviate (verb)
obviate [ob-vee-eyt]


verb (used with object), obviated, obviating.
1. to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary: to obviate the risk of serious injury.

Can be confused
ameliorate, vitiate.

Synonyms
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preclude, avert, anticipate.

Origin: 1590-1600; < Latin obviātus, past participle of obviāre to act contrary to, derivative of obvius; see obvious, -ate

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