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  Definition of avert
  1. turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King entered"
  2. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let''s avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
Similar Words: turn away, debar, obviate, deflect, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off

 

Derivational Morphology: aversion, averting, obviation, forestalling, preclusion

 

Anagrams: trave

 

 
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