Definitions for avertəˈvɜrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

  2. avert, turn away(verb)

    turn away or aside

    "They averted their eyes when the King entered"

Wiktionary

  1. avert(Verb)

    To turn aside or away.

    To avert the eyes from an object.

  2. avert(Verb)

    To ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of.

    How can the danger be averted?

  3. avert(Verb)

    To turn away.

  4. Origin: avertere, present active infinitive of averto, from ab + verto. Compare avertir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avert(noun)

    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(verb)

    to turn away

  3. Origin: [L. avertere; a, ab + vertere to turn: cf. OF. avertir. See Verse, n.]

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Anagrams for avert »

  1. trave, Trave

  2. Trave

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    As prime minister of Israel, I have a moral obligation to speak up in the face of these dangers while there’s still time to avert them.

  2. Mark Goldring:

    Governments and agencies need to act rapidly to avert humanitarian disasters in the next year, this should serve as a wake-up call for them to agree a global deal to tackle climate change.

  3. Aubrey Fox:

    This is enormously important for countries, because if you can, through incremental efforts, knock corruption below that tipping point and control it, you can avert the most difficult consequences.

  4. Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler:

    His message is that this is important, that if we want to avert a nuclear bomb in Iranian hands, we have to vote yes for this, there's no other way. There are no other alternatives that bear close scrutiny.

  5. Micky Morrison:

    But even my 12-year-old son doesn't hesitate to undress in front of me. I figure that he will one day, and that's OK, perhaps one day he will avert his eyes or become uncomfortable with my nudity as well. And that's OK, too.


Translations for avert

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  • отклонявам, отблъсквам, отбивамBulgarian
  • odvrátitCzech
  • abwendenGerman
  • αποστρέφω, αποτρέπωGreek
  • apartar, evitarSpanish
  • snúa frá, beina frá, snúa sér undan, koma í veg fyrir, snúa undan, líta undan, afstýraIcelandic
  • evitareItalian
  • 방지하다, 돌리다Korean
  • kaupare, kaupapareMāori
  • отвраща́ть, отврати́ть, предотвраща́ть, предотврати́ть, отводи́ть, отвести́, отбива́ть, отби́ть, отража́ть, отрази́ть, пари́роватьRussian

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