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obviate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of obviate

  1. to keep from happening by taking action in advance brushing regularly should obviate the need for frequent trips to the dentist Synonyms of obviate avert, forestall, head off, help, prevent, preclude, stave offWords Related to obviate anticipate, provide; negate, neutralize, nullify; save; baffle, balk, checkmate, deter, foil, frustrate, thwart; bar, block, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), retard, stall; deflect, fend (off), stop, ward (off); avoid, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, shake, shirk, shun; forbid, inhibit, prohibit; arrest, check, halt, stop; compensate (for), counteract, counterbalance, make up (for), offsetNear Antonyms of obviate abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smooth, unclog; advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote; allow, leave, let, permit



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