verb (used with object)
Origin of avert
Examples from the Web for averter
Taken in a stimulant dose, tobacco is not only not a producer, it is an averter, of paralysis.Tobacco and Alcohol|John Fiske
British Dictionary definitions for averter
Word Origin for avert
Word Origin and History for averter
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.