Synonyms for avert

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-vurt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈvɜrt

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Définition of avert

Origin :
  • c.1400, from Old French avertir (12c.), "turn, direct; avert; make aware," from Vulgar Latin *advertire, from Latin avertere "to turn away, to drive away," from ab- "from, away" (see ab-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Averted; averting.
  • verb thwart; avoid by turning away
Example sentences :
  • If they tremble down the fine-skinned cheek, let us avert our gaze.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I did all that in honor could be done to avert the war, but without avail.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Help by Thine outstretched arm, and avert our sorrow from us.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • She did not avert her gaze immediately, nor did he avert his.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • The most it can do for us is to persuade us to avert our gaze and fix it on other objects.
  • Extract from : « Reflections » by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • He did not avert his eyes, but displayed an open face like a book of truth.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The heroism of the Spaniards might protract, but could not avert their fall.
  • Extract from : « Gomez Arias » by Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • It must be splendid to be able to avert a coming storm in this way.
  • Extract from : « The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893 » by Various
  • He had dared to hope he might avert an invasion by this inhuman horde.
  • Extract from : « Two Thousand Miles Below » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • The shepherd knew there must be a catastrophe, but he was powerless to avert it.
  • Extract from : « The Monkey That Would Not Kill » by Henry Drummond

Antonyms for avert

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