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avert

verb [T] uk   /əˈvɜːt/ us    /-ˈvɝːt/

avert verb [T] (PREVENT)

to prevent something bad from happening: to avert a crisis/conflict/strike/famine to avert disaster/economic collapse
Synonym

avert verb [T] (TURN)

to turn away your eyes or thoughts: I averted my gaze/eyes while he dressed. We tried to avert our thoughts from our massive financial problems.
Translations of “avert”
in Spanish desviar, apartar, prevenir…
in French détourner, prévenir…
in German abwenden…
in Chinese (Traditional) 避免, 防止,避免…
in Chinese (Simplified) 避免, 防止,避免…
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