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Definitions of avert

  1. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King entered" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To turn away. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To turn aside or away; turn or ward off; prevent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To turn from or aside: to prevent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To turn away; to prevent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To turn away or aside. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To prevent; ward off. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To turn from or away. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To turn aside or away from; to take off. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. 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? avert his ire. Milton. dictgcide_fs
  13. a-v[.e]rt', v.t. to turn from or aside: to prevent: ward off.--p.adj. AVERT'ED.--adv. AVERT'EDLY.--adj. AVERT'IBLE, capable of being averted. [L. avert-[=e]re--ab, from, vert-[)e]re, to turn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Turn away (eyes, thoughts, from); ward off. Hence avertible, -able, aa. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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