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avert

a·vert

avert

 
pronunciation:
vuhrt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: averted, averting, averts
definition 1: to turn away or aside.
She averted her eyes from the horrible sight.
synonyms:
turn
similar words:
divert, ward
definition 2: to keep from happening; prevent.
The pilot's skillful handling of the ship averted an accident.
synonyms:
prevent, ward off
similar words:
avoid, frustrate
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