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avert - Dictionary definition and meaning for word avert

(verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
Example Sentence
  • Let's avoid a confrontation
  • head off a confrontation
  • avert a strike

(verb) turn away or aside
Synonyms : turn away
Example Sentence
  • They averted their eyes when the King entered

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for avert

sounds like DIVERT.
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by iamkrazee

i dunno if dis helps...but avert sounds like 'hurt' ......u always avoid getting hurt....so avert=avoid
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by kaushiks23

the root 'vert' means 'to turn'.. so avert meant turn away (from something)
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by yourbikash

AVERT(A VERTICAL),it seems like avertical,so i will memorise it as a vertical wal always PREVENTS wind to cross them
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by deepakranamech

avert is similar to revert i.e to turn away
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