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obviate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word obviate

(verb) do away with
Synonyms : eliminate , rid of

(verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
Example Sentence
  • Let's avoid a confrontation
  • head off a confrontation
  • avert a strike

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obviate

obviate - viate sounds like deviate, deviate yourself from studying(happen something)....
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by bhavanasrini

ob+viate .. viate can be rhymed with void.. and making void means removing something.. hence getting rid of..
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by muffisoni

if it is obvious you can obviate it easily (you can prevent it), obvious and obviate sound similar
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by lamardebater

obviate = ob-'prevent' + viate 'via [=way]' prevent the way ~ we don't go that way
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by pateheo

OBVIously i ATE poison bcoz i wanted to GET RID OF my life..!!!!!!............:D
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by verbal800

Obviate : A-void-it
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by gardenforhealth

Relate it with "obvious"...
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by vidz

ob = obese ate = eat obese person avoids to eat
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by saurabhkumar87

ob+viate(sounds like violate) which means get rid off something.
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by prithvikalakota

obviate sounds like obliviate spell in harry potter which is used to remove the memory of someone so get rid of
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by parthrsingh

ob+vi+ate--- if we are OBese(fat) then VI(we) should be OB(against) ATE(eating), i.e., we should PREVENT AND AVOID eating too much
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by nikhilparasher

obviate=obvious+ate a necessary thing is obvious and to eat it makes it unnecessary
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by sharpspecial007

obviate sounds like ob (ab - now ) violate thus avoid
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by uday106

Dont go to iOB bank it is not safe for money transfer avoid it.
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by sansecretcp

OOhhh..Deviate ..and prevent it from happening
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