Obviate



[ob-vee-eyt] /ˈɒb viˌeɪt/

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.
/ˈɒbvɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to avoid or prevent (a need or difficulty)
v.

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.

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