What does "Avert" mean?
(n.) To turn aside, or away; as, to avert the eyes from an object; to ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of; as, how can the danger be averted? ""To avert his ire (v. i.) To turn away
obviate, avoid, deflect, stave off, debar, ward off, fend off, head off, turn away
Example: "They averted their eyes when the King entered" Example: "Avert a strike"
averted, averting, averts