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Synonyms of averting

Noun


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"

Verb


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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