To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
To keep from happening or render unnecessary.
To ward off; prevent
To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
To divert or deflect:
To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
To keep from happening; avert:
To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent.
To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
(Psychol.) To prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious
To act in advance of; get ahead of; anticipate
To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
To turn away from the main issue or course; divert or be diverted
(Archaic) To keep watch over; guard; protect
To turn on or as if on a pivot
To turn aside.
To give help or relief (to); assist
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
Find another word for averts. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for averts, like: avoids, deflects, obviates, forfends, debars, veers, turns, thwarts, prevents, precludes and halts.