verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM averta·vert·ed·ly, adverba·vert·er, nouna·vert·i·ble, a·vert·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·vert·ed, adjective
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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
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
First, will Ted Cruz and/or Mike Lee let the deal move through the Senate quickly enough to avert default?
To avert sickness from a family, hang up a sickle, or iron implement, at the bed head.
It seemed that some great evil threatened his wife and kindred at home—an evil which he had no power to avert.Legends of Longdendale|Thomas Middleton
All these accidents happened in such rapid succession that it was impossible to do anything to avert them.Paddy Finn|W. H. G. Kingston
Plunkett, having heard of this, promptly took measures to avert the defection of his good friends on the Run.The Graysons|Edward Eggleston
He sought to avert his impending fate and humbly implored her forgiveness; but Throigne had not the generosity to save him.Female Warriors, Vol. II (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton