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Avert - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Avert' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Avert [ n.]
- 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."
2 . Avert [ v. i.]
- To turn away.

Meaning of 'Avert' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . avert [ v]
Meaning (1):
- prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
Example in sentence:
  • avert a strike;
  • head off a confrontation;
  • Let's avoid a confrontation
Meaning (2):
- turn away or aside
Example in sentence:
  • They averted their eyes when the King entered