how to pronounce obviate


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obviate is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and thereby uh to obviate the need for …”

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).

obviate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word obviate occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics obviate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that obviate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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