Obviate

Ob"vi*ate

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obviated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Obviating.] [L. obviare; ob (see Ob-) + viare to go, fr. via way. See Voyage.]
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1. To meet in the way. [Obs.]
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Not to stir a step to obviate any of a different religion.
Fuller.
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2. To anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path; to make unnecessary; as, to obviate the necessity of going.
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To lay down everything in its full light, so as to obviate all exceptions.
Woodward.
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