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To bypass a requirement or make it unnecessary

The internet has largely obviated printed phone books.

to clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty
{a} having the base narrower than the top
To anticipate; to prevent by interception; to remove from the way or path; to make unnecessary; as, to obviate the necessity of going
prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
do away with
To meet in the way
{f} remove an obstacle in advance; prevent; eliminate or deal with a potential problem or hardship
To obviate something such as a problem or a need means to remove it or make it unnecessary. The use of a solicitor trained as a mediator would obviate the need for independent legal advice. to prevent or avoid a problem or the need to do something = eliminate (past participle of obviare , from obviam )
obviate a danger
advance in spite of a risk, make progress in spite of danger
obviate a difficulty
remove an obstacle
past of obviate
third-person singular of obviate
present participle of obviate
made impossible
the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
The act of obviating; deterrence or prevention
{i} act of obviating; anticipation and elimination of a problem or hardship
The act of obviating, or the state of being obviated