[ ob-vee-eyt ]
- remove (a need or difficulty).
- avoid; prevent.
Examples of obviate in a sentence:
- If you want to obviate the risk of skin cancer throughout your life, it’s important that you are protected from sun exposure from the time you are an infant.
- After his mother had fallen in the bathtub, Farley installed safety rails in order to obviate any recurrence of such a mishap.