the act of avoiding something from happening
- the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
- of Avert
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Avert
It would seem that, availing yourself of these circumstances, you might advantageously attack a weaker one and annihilate him, or at least oblige him to retreat, retaining in our hands an important part of the provinces now occupied by the enemy, and thereby averting danger from Tula and other towns in the interior.