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1. avert

verb. ['əˈvɝːt'] prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.

Synonyms

  • forestall
  • foreclose
  • forbid
  • stave off
  • forefend
  • obviate
  • deflect
  • forfend
  • debar
  • avoid
  • ward off
  • preclude
  • fend off
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • decriminalize
  • allow
  • necessitate
  • confront

Etymology

  • avertere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Avert

  • disconcert
  • vanwert
  • subvert
  • reassert
  • mcwhirt
  • dilbert
  • convert
  • concert
  • boisvert
  • unhurt
  • thibert
  • squirt
  • revert
  • pervert
  • mcguirt
  • mcgirt
  • invert
  • insert
  • exert
  • divert
  • dessert
  • desert
  • spurt
  • skirt
  • schwerdt
  • overt
  • inert
  • flirt
  • evert
  • blurt

How do you pronounce avert?

Pronounce avert as əˈvərt.

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Example sentences of the word avert


1. Verb, base form
Also anticipate and try to avert any unpleasant surprises.

Quotes containing the word avert


1. To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa

2. avert

verb. ['əˈvɝːt'] turn away or aside.

Synonyms

  • turn away

Antonyms

  • decriminalise
  • legalize

Etymology

  • avertere (Latin)
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