Sunday, January 6, 2008

Word of the day

Obviate: [ob-vee-eyt] (from

–verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary

[Origin: 1590–1600; < L obviātus, ptp. of obviāre to act contrary to, deriv. of obvius; see obvious, -ate1]

We ask all of our brides and grooms to fill out a list of the family photographs they require, to obviate the risk of forgetting something on such a busy day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I cut and pasted part of your post, to obviate the risk of mispelling the word obviate:)