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    avert

    avert - Dictionary definition and meaning for word avert

    Definition
    (verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    Example Sentence
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
    Definition
    (verb) turn away or aside
    Synonyms : turn away
    Example Sentence
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for avert

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sounds like DIVERT.

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

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

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

avert is similar to revert i.e to turn away

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