meaning of avert

avert meaning in General Dictionary

to make away

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  • To turn aside or away on avert the eyes from an object to ward off or stop the event or outcomes of as just how can the chance be averted ldquoTo avert their irerdquo
  • prevent the incident of; counter from happening
  • change away or apart
  • to show apart, or away; since, to avert the eyes from anu000du000a object; to reduce the chances of, or prevent, the event or effects of; as, just howu000du000a can the risk be averted? "To avert their ire."
  • To turn away.

avert meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from Old French avertir (12c.), "turn, direct; avert; make conscious," from Vulgar Latin *advertire, from Latin avertere "to make away, to drive away," from ab- "from, away" (see ab-) + vertere "to make" (see versus). Relevant: Averted; averting.


avert meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) To turn apart, or away; because, to avert the eyes from an object; to ward off, or prevent, the event or outcomes of; since, how do the danger be averted? "To avert their ire."

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  • (v. i.) to make away.

Sentence Examples with the word avert

For no other reason did the minister for the colonies, Seor Maura, in 1894 fail to convince the Cortes, and even the Liberal party, that his very moderate Cuban Home Rule Bill was an indispensable and wise, though tardy, attempt to avert a conflict which many plain symptoms showed to be imminent in the West Indies.

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