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obviate

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  • to anticipate and make unnecessary [Princeton Review]
  • remove (sth); get rid of [Barron]
  • to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action) [Taisha]
  • to make unnecessary, get rid of [Nandigam]

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