how to pronounce obviate


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The above transcription of obviate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

obviate is pronounced in three syllables

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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


  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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