This is most obvious when expensive forms of trash are forced to backflip until they obviate their standard uses.
But that does not obviate the U.S. from its statutory obligation to cancel its $1.3 billion aid to the Egyptian military.
Mofaz in the government doesn't obviate the enormous technical obstacles to an Israeli strike.
My invention and my courage were anew bent to obviate this pressing evil.
But shall we, to obviate these evils, completely transpose their conditions?
Agreements between carriers previous to 1887 were often employed to obviate unnecessary waste in transportation.
I fear that result, and hope that you will try to obviate it.
To obviate this discrepancy in building with uneven logs, we can fill in the chinks with clay.
The Professor, with a smile, thinks that he can obviate this unpleasantness.
To obviate this difficulty, they had recourse, according to Polybius, to a singular but tolerably effectual mode.
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.