Synonyms and Antonyms of averting
the act or practice of keeping something from happening <the averting of forest fires can be helped by the clearing of dry underbrush> Synonyms prevention, forestallment, precludingRelated Words avoidance, circumvention; negation, neutralization, nullification; baffling, balking, checkmate, crossing, debarment, determent, deterrence, foiling, frustration, thwarting; barring, enjoining, forbidding, interdicting, interdiction, outlawing, prohibiting, prohibition, proscribing, proscriptionNear Antonyms aid, assistance, backing, support; facilitation; advancement, cultivation, encouragement, nurture, promotion
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