verb (used with object)
- aversion therapy,
- aversive conditioning,
- avery, milton,
Origin of avert
Examples from the Web for averted
Thus, a strike was averted and we have had a Met season this year--albeit a super weird one.
It was ham-handed and poorly done, and it all could have been averted.Life After ‘SVU’: Christopher Meloni on ‘They Came Together,’ Stabler, and His Famous Behind|Marlow Stern|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We also averted potential really catastrophic problems with critical infrastructure.
“Through his cooperation, we averted untold millions of dollars in loss to victims,” Assistant U.S. Attorney James Pastore said.
A problem that could have been averted at a relatively small cost wound up causing accidents that killed 13 people.
She safe with averted face, her arm on the fence, her head in her hand.
He stood unnaturally still, with slightly parted lips and averted eyes.The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen
I think that by the keenness of the living ray which I endured, I should have been dazzled if my eyes had been averted from it.
But her face was averted, and he could see no more than the slightly angular outline of her cheek and chin.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
"If you hadn't gone to war, but had kept right at his elbow, the marriage might have been averted," suggested Searles.Lady Larkspur|Meredith Nicholson
Word Origin for avert
c.1400, from Old French avertir (12c.), "turn, direct; avert; make aware," from Vulgar Latin *advertire, from Latin avertere "to turn away, to drive away," from ab- "from, away" (see ab-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Averted; averting.