Definition: to cause to become unnecessary
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): avert, preclude, prevent
Antonym(s): advance, foster
1. The purchase of a second car will obviate my daughter’s use of ride-sharing services.
2. By wearing the boot for four weeks, you should obviate the need for additional medical treatment and save yourself a great deal of money.
3. Having several drivers in the car will obviate the necessity of taking excessive rest breaks.