Associations to the word «Avert»

Wiktionary

AVERT, verb. (transitive) To turn aside or away.
AVERT, verb. (transitive) To ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of.
AVERT, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To turn away.
AVERT, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To turn away.

Dictionary definition

AVERT, verb. Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike".
AVERT, verb. Turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King entered".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats