how to pronounce obviate

/ˈɑːbviːˌɛɪt/

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obviate is pronounced in three syllables

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ɑːbvɛɪt

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An example use of obviate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… devices to obviate the need for traffic …”

meanings of obviate

verb:

  1. To anticipate and prevent or bypass (something which would otherwise have been necessary or required).
  2. To avoid (a future problem or difficult situation).

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