obviate obviate  /ˈɑb vi ˌeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
  2. (v) do away with

Usage(s):

  1. Intuition cannot obviate hard facts and decisions cannot be taken on intuition alone.
  2. The House has cleverly passed an amendment to obviate the need of an election.

News

  • First, tax issues and permit fees must be settled

    Most elements of the proposed Tijuana Aeropuerto Binacional have been settled and, theoretically, construction could begin in a few weeks. The airport will feature a trans-border facility that will obviate the need for American travelers to cross at the San Ysidro or Otay border stations.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

Quotes

  1. "There was one problem: My father was missing," Mr. Obama wrote. "And nothing my mother or my grandparents could tell me could obviate that single, unassailable fact."
    on Jun 21, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CBS News

  2. "The legislators are going to be concerned about their own election or re-election. That's the end of March or the middle of March," Beebe told reporters. "It seems that the optimum time if you're going to reach a consensus that would obviate...
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Mike Beebe Source: Forbes

  3. "If the president were to voluntarily institute the review and delay the contract that would obviate the need for our legislation, but a simple cooling-off period will not allay our concerns," said Sen. Charles Schumer.
    on Feb 23, 2006 By: Charles Schumer Source: Khaleej Times

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