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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ob-vee-eyt]
    • /ˈɒb viˌeɪt/
    • /ˈɒb.vi.eɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ob-vee-eyt]
    • /ˈɒb viˌeɪt/

Definitions of obviated word

  • verb with object obviated to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary: to obviate the risk of serious injury. 1
  • noun obviated Simple past tense and past participle of obviate. 1

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Origin of obviated

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin obviātus, past participle of obviāre to act contrary to, derivative of obvius; see obvious, -ate1

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Parts of speech for Obviated


obviated popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

obviated usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for obviated

adjective obviated

  • prevented — to keep from occurring; avert; hinder: He intervened to prevent bloodshed.

Antonyms for obviated

verb obviated

  • aided — to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
  • allowed — to let have; give as one's share; grant as one's right: to allow a person $100 for expenses.
  • assisted — to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture.
  • encouraged — Simple past tense and past participle of encourage.
  • helped — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.

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