verb (used with object), ob·vi·at·ed, ob·vi·at·ing.
Origin of obviate
Examples from the Web for obviate
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.
This is most obvious when expensive forms of trash are forced to backflip until they obviate their standard uses.
To obviate such difficulties, some instructors demonstrate principles by first angle constructions.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
To obviate this, a new hospital was set apart, under the reign of Charles X., for the reception of male patients only.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
To obviate these defects the enamelled platinum denture was devised.
Pierce was not ignorant of this, and to obviate Smooth's difficulties, said he would send him Down East, as before related.The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth|Timothy Templeton
To obviate these difficulties new "Five-Minute" books have been prepared by a competent teacher.Lessons on Manners|Edith E. Wiggin
British Dictionary definitions for obviate
Word Origin for obviate
Word Origin and History for obviate
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.