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Avert synonyms
ə-vûrt'
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To avert or deflect something
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  1. To avert or deflect something
  2. (Intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something
  3. (Intransitive) to bend or turn from a fixed course
(Intransitive) To deviate briefly from the topic at hand.
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  1. (Intransitive) To deviate briefly from the topic at hand.
  2. To divert (a locomotive) on to a lesser used track in order to allow other trains to pass.
  3. To turn away from the main issue or course; divert or be diverted
(Figuratively) To avoid addressing (questions, criticism, etc.).
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  1. (Figuratively) To avoid addressing (questions, criticism, etc.).
  2. To turn or make go to one side
  3. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
(Electricity) To become diverted by means of a shunt. Used of a circuit.
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  1. (Electricity) To become diverted by means of a shunt. Used of a circuit.
  2. (Electricity) To provide or divert (current) by means of a shunt.
  3. (Elec.) To divert or be diverted by a shunt
To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
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  1. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
  2. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
  3. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
To stay clear of; go around or away from:
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  1. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
  2. To prevent from happening:
  3. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
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To make (something) deviate from its original path.
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  1. To make (something) deviate from its original path.
  2. To turn or make go to one side
  3. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
To turn aside from a course or way:
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  1. To turn aside from a course or way:
  2. To cause to turn aside or differ.
  3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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  1. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To turn aside.
To provide with, attach by, or mount on a pivot or pivots
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  1. To provide with, attach by, or mount on a pivot or pivots
  2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn:
  3. To turn on or as if on a pivot
To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
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  1. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
  2. To move or transfer from one person, place, or position to another
  3. To get along by tricky or evasive means.
To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
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  1. To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
  2. To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
  3. (--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
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  1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
  2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
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  1. To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
  2. To turn or swing; change the course of
  3. To turn
To act in advance of; get ahead of; anticipate
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  1. To act in advance of; get ahead of; anticipate
  2. To prevent or hinder normal sales in (a market), as by buying up merchandise.
  3. To delay, hinder, or prevent (an event, for example) by taking action beforehand:
(Dated) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
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  1. (Dated) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
  2. To keep or ward off; avert.
  3. To ward off; prevent
To keep from happening or render unnecessary.
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  1. To keep from happening or render unnecessary.
  2. To make unnecessary
  3. To do away with or prevent by effective measures
To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent.
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  1. To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent.
  2. To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
To keep from happening; avert:
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  1. To keep from happening; avert:
  2. To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
  3. To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
To turn aside; fend off; parry
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  1. To turn aside; fend off; parry
  2. (Archaic) To keep watch over; guard; protect
  3. To guard; protect.
Find another word for avert. In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for avert, like: turn aside, turn-away, sidetrack, deflect, shove aside, shunt, look away, cock the eye, look another way, cast one's eyes down and ward off.