obviar
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obviar(
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byahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to evade)
a. to avoid
Esta nueva técnica nos permitirá obviar muchos de los problemas que planteaba la anterior.This new technique will allow us to avoid many of the problems posed by the previous one.
b. to obviate
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
El artículo obvia los riesgos que supone el uso indiscriminado del medicamento.The article obviates the risks incurred by an indiscriminate use of the drug.
c. to get round
De momento, mejor obviar el tema de la financiación.For the time being, it'll be best if we get round the funding issue.
2. (to omit)
a. to leave out
Voy a obviar las cifras, ya que los que estén interesados pueden acceder a ellas en la página web.I'll leave out the figures, since those interested can access them in the webpage.
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obviar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to avoid, to get round
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obviar
transitive verb
1 (evitar) (gen) to obviate; get round; avoid
obvió los improperios Bush obvió la implicación de Ponce en los fatales acontecimientos de El Salvador Joaquín Leguina obvió los improperios
obviar un problema to get round a problem
2 (no mencionar) to leave out
se obvió su nombre por falta de tiempo obviaremos los detalles y vamos a concentrarnos en lo que importa
obvió los detalles más peliagudos he left out the more awkward details
intransitive verb
(estorbar) to stand in the way
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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