Origin of avert
OTHER WORDS FROM averta·vert·er, nouna·vert·i·ble, a·vert·a·ble, adjective
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How to use avert in a sentence
If, however, 50 high-income countries around the globe hogged the first 2 billion doses, only 33 percent of deaths would be averted.A coronavirus vaccine will save more lives if we share it widely|Kat Eschner|September 17, 2020|Popular-Science
This means that if you donate $100, you can avert around 857 metric tons of CO2.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.|Sigal Samuel|September 17, 2020|Vox
That degree of preparation is meant to speed the delivery of vaccines and avert more deaths.Bill Gates says rich countries need to ensure Covid-19 vaccines can be made globally|Katherine Ellen Foley|September 15, 2020|Quartz
The two have now stepped back from the brink, averting a showdown, but they are likely preparing for another round.
A new study argues that nations can help avert the biodiversity and climate crises by preserving the roughly 50 percent of land that remains relatively undeveloped.Protecting half the planet could help solve climate change and save species|Jonathan Lambert|September 4, 2020|Science News
There is cautious optimism that this prompt action may have helped avert a broader outbreak.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
President Obama said Libya had to be attacked to avert a genocide in Benghazi.
Sometimes, even before shots are fired, Interrupters can predict and avert crisis, according to Slutkin.Using Strategies Reserved for Disease Outbreak, Activists Try to “Cure” Urban Violence|Sarah Kunst|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And they believe in tougher sanctions precisely because they want to avert war.
But over the next two months, watch them avoid making tough debt choices to avert another shutdown, says Peter Beinart.Republicans Don’t Really Care About Reducing America’s Debt|Peter Beinart|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He and he alone, they imagined, could avert that dismemberment of which they could not bear to think.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Every rail and post was utilized for hitching, and Town-marshal Pease, his star displayed, patrolled the town to avert disorder.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Startled and wondering, David dared not long avert his eyes from the opposite bank.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
Besides, he wanted them to warn the Apaches out of the neighborhood and thus avert from his head the vengeance of Manga Colorada.Overland|John William De Forest
I fear that any legal proceedings you may resort to will hardly avert the publicity you seem to fear.The Talking Horse|F. Anstey