Complete Definition of "avert"

English

Etymology
Latin avertere; a, ab + vertere to turn. Compare Old French avertir. See verse (nous).

Verb
en-verb

  1. To turn aside, or away

#: To avert the eyes from an object.

  1. To ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of

#: How can the danger be averted?.

  1. intransitive|archaic To turn away.

#:*Cold and averting from our neighbor's good. - Thomson.

Quotations
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.


Romansch

Etymology
Latin apertus

Adjective
avert

  1. open

Category:Romansch adjectives

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