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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  averting 
  n  1:  the  act  of  preventing  something  from  occurring;  "averting 
  danger  was  his  responsibility" 
  2:  the  act  of  turning  away  "averting  her  gaze  means  that  she 
  must  be  angry  with  me" 




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