Dictionary Results for averting


1. averting - noun

· the act of preventing something from occurring; "averting danger was his responsibility"

Hypernym(s): prevention, bar




2. averting - noun

· the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"

Synonym(s): aversion

Hypernym(s): avoidance, turning_away, shunning, dodging




3. avert - verb

· prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

Synonym(s): debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, head_off, stave_off, fend_off, avoid, ward_off

Hypernym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid




4. avert - verb

· turn away or aside; "They averted their eyes when the King entered"

Synonym(s): turn_away

Hypernym(s): turn





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