Synonyms of averting


1. averting, prevention, bar

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

2. aversion, averting, avoidance, turning away, shunning, dodging

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


1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

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

2. avert, turn away, turn

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

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