obviate (verb) 

To obviate (AHB-vee-ate) is to anticipate and prevent or remove a need or difficulty. As I used it today: “To obviate [the urge that I’ll have to sell all my stocks if the market crashes], I’m doing a sort of financial meditation. I’m imagining myself looking at the bottom line of my stock account and seeing that is it down by 50%… and realizing that I’m okay with that.”