|v. t.||1.||To turn aside, or away; |
When atheists and profane persons do hear of so many discordant and contrary opinions in religion, it doth avert them from the church.
|v. i.||1.||To turn away.|
|Verb||1.||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