What does avert mean?

Definitions for avert
əˈvɜrtavert

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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.

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

  2. avert(Verb)

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

    How can the danger be averted?

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

  3. avert(Verb)

    To turn away.

    Etymology: 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."

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

  2. Avert(verb)

    to turn away

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

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avert

    a-vėrt′, 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-ēreab, from, vert-ĕre, to turn.]

Anagrams for avert »

  1. trave, Trave

  2. Trave

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How to say avert in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of avert in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of avert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of avert in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Dent:

    There’ll be drama. There’ll be chaos. They’ll be yelling and screaming. And then we’ll avert a shutdown. But that’s what happens unfortunately. It shouldn’t be this way.

  2. Justin Onuekwusi:

    Given that inflation expectations essentially drive realized future inflation...we can see that Draghi is trying to avert the prospect of deflation.

  3. Sheikh Sabah:

    You have foiled the desperate attempt and satanic attitudes of the plotters and perpetrators of this condemned crime to inflame divisions and stir sectarian tensions and divide the unity of the Kuwaiti society, the international community should exert all their effort to avert and take legal action to dry up [ terrorism ] from its waters so countries and nations live in peace and security.

  4. Michael Kugelman:

    The deficiencies and incapacities of the Afghan security forces have really not been addressed enough to avert such a scenario (of losing territory) in the future.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of avert

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Translations for avert

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  • отклонявам, отблъсквам, отбивамBulgarian
  • odvrátitCzech
  • abwendenGerman
  • αποστρέφω, αποτρέπωGreek
  • apartar, evitarSpanish
  • टालनाHindi
  • 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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