- To turn aside, or away
Etymology: Latin avertere; a, ab + vertere to turn. Compare Old French avertir. See verse (nous).
- To the eyes from an object.
- To ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of
- How can the danger be averted?.
- (intransitive, archaic) To turn away.
- Cold and averting from our neighbor's good. - Thomson.
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