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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avert  \A*vert"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Averted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Averting}.]  [L.  avertere  a,  ab  +  vertere  to  turn:  cf  OF 
  avertir  See  {Verse},  n.] 
  To  turn  aside,  or  away  as  to  avert  the  eyes  from  an  object; 
  to  ward  off  or  prevent,  the  occurrence  or  effects  of  as 
  how  can  the  danger  be  averted?  ``To  avert  his  ire.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  When  atheists  and  profane  persons  do  hear  of  so  many 
  discordant  and  contrary  opinions  in  religion,  it  doth 
  avert  them  from  the  church.  --Bacon. 
 
  Till  ardent  prayer  averts  the  public  woe.  --Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avert  \A*vert"\,  v.  i. 
  To  turn  away  [Archaic] 
 
  Cold  and  averting  from  our  neighbor's  good.  --Thomson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avert 
  v  1:  prevent  the  occurrence  of  prevent  from  happening;  "Let's 
  avoid  a  confrontation";  "head  off  a  confrontation"; 
  "avert  a  strike"  [syn:  {debar},  {obviate},  {deflect},  {head 
  off},  {stave  off},  {fend  off},  {avoid},  {ward  off}] 
  2:  turn  away  or  aside;  "They  averted  their  eyes  when  the  King 
  entered"  [syn:  {turn  away}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AVERT 
  Anti-Virus  Emergency  Response  Team  McAfee 
 
 




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