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Avert

A`vert´
v. t.1.To turn aside, or away; as, to avert the eyes from an object; to ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of; as, how can the danger be averted? "To avert his ire."
[imp. & p. p. Averted; p. pr. & vb. n. Averting.]
v. i.1.To turn away.
Verb1.avert - prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
2.avert - turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King entered"
Synonyms: turn away
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