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obviate

verb [T] uk   /ˈɒb.vi.eɪt/  us   /ˈɑːb-/ formal
to remove a difficulty, especially so that action to deal with it becomes unnecessary: A peaceful solution would obviate the need to send a UN military force.
Translations of “obviate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 排除,消除, 使無必要…
in Chinese (Simplified) 排除,消除, 使无必要…
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