HyperDic: avert

English > 2 senses of the word avert:
VERBsocialavert, debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offprevent the occurrence of
motionavert, turn awayturn away or aside
avert > pronunciation
Soundsahver't
RhymesAlbert ... yogurt: 70 rhymes with ert...
English > avert: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningprevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening / happening.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "avert a strike"
Synonymsdebar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off
Broaderprevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbidKeep from happening / happening or arising
Spanishalejar, atajar, capear, desviar, detener, eludir, esquivar, evitar, obviar, prevenir, prohibir
Catalaneludir, evitar, prevenir
Adjectivesavertible, avertablecapable of being avoided / avoided or warded off
English > avert: 2 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningturn away or aside.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"They averted their eyes when the King entered"
Synonymturn away
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishapartar la vista, apartar, desviar
Nounsaversionthe act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

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