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What is another word for avert?

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To avert the occurrence of by taking preventative action
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“A vigilant driver managed to stop the locomotive and avert a major disaster.”
To turn aside or away
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“They don't make for pretty reading and some of you may wish to avert your eyes now.”
To divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
“A man may avert his attention from something presented to him, not because it is irrelevant to the subject at hand, or insignificant in itself, but because it is disturbing.”
To impede the work or progress of
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To not be able to experience or take advantage of (an opportunity or chance)
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