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averted, past tense; averts, 3rd person singular present; averting, present participle; averted, past participle;
  1. Turn away (one's eyes or thoughts)
    • - she averted her eyes during the more violent scenes
  2. Prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence)
    • - talks failed to avert a rail strike

  1. debar: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
  2. turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King entered"
  3. (averting) the act of preventing something from occurring; "averting danger was his responsibility"
  4. (averting) aversion: the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"
  5. AVERT (formerly also known as the AIDS Education and Research Trust) is an international AIDS charity based in Horsham, South East England.
  6. To turn aside or away; To ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of; To turn away
  7. (averted) Turned away, especially as an expression of feeling; also, offended; unpropitious