What is another word for obviate?

Pronunciation: [ˈɒbvɪˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

The word "obviate" means to prevent or avoid the occurrence of something. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used in different situations. One such synonym is "preclude", which means to make something impossible or prevent it from happening. Another one is "avert", which means to divert or turn away something. "Forestall" is another synonym, which means to prevent something from happening by taking an early action. "Thwart" is another synonym which means to stop or prevent something from happening. All of these synonyms can be used to express the idea of preventing or avoiding something.

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What are the opposite words for obviate?

Obviate refers to the action of preventing or avoiding something from happening. Conversely, some antonyms for obviate include enable, foster, promote, and encourage. Enable refers to the act of facilitating or allowing something to happen. Foster refers to the act of nurturing or promoting the growth of something. Promote refers to the act of advocating or supporting something. Finally, encourage refers to the act of inspiring or empowering someone to do something. All these words have different connotations but are all antonyms for obviate, which means to prevent or avoid something from happening.

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Usage examples for Obviate

It had not taken many days to confirm the doubt, to obviate all necessity for such assumption.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
To obviate this disaster, the shoulder straps were made of folds of strong canvas, while the traces were cut from cotton log line.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
We continued to advance slowly upon them, throwing stones occasionally to obviate a possible assault from them before we could also seek the shelter of the rocks.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Obviate

  • A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.
    Joseph Lancaster
  • And you thought to rob me of my son too, and bring him up to be a dirty Yankee tradesman, or a low, beggarly painter?" "Yes, to obviate his becoming such a gentleman as his father.
    Anne Brontë

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