What is the opposite of avert?

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Opposite of to avert the occurrence of by taking preventative action
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Opposite of to stop or keep from happening or continuing
“Drive carefully. We don't want to cause an accident.”
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Opposite of to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
“He would inevitably lose his hat when the wind swept it from his head.”
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Opposite of turn a different direction
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Opposite of to avert the occurrence of by taking preventative action
“The stores will allow shoppers to start queueing up for the Boxing Day sales at precisely 8 am.”
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Opposite of to take preventative measures
“If you do not warm up before exercising strenuously, you can almost guarantee injury.”
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Opposite of keep at bay
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Opposite of to keep from harm, or to ensure the safety of
“He loosened and then retightened his grip on the sword's decorative hilt, readying himself to attack those who threatened to harm him.”
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Opposite of to act in advance of, especially with preventative measures
“We were headed for the big time, but I allowed myself to be ambushed by the corruption of my Godly principles and I fell deep into drugs and alcohol.”
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Opposite of ward off, circumvent
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Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
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Opposite of give assurance
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Opposite of take over in place of another
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Opposite of to cease to perform a specified action
“After fully recovering from tendonitis, I could continue running as I did before.”
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Opposite of to divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
“Something more to Singer's selfish desires could attract him away from the pork.”
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