Examples of avert in a Sentence
He sped up and averted an accident.
The diplomatic talks narrowly averted a war.
an attempt to avert a strike at the plant
Recent Examples of avert from the Web
This column won’t venture an opinion on how the eurozone should brace for this reality, other than to observe that economic growth is the indispensable ingredient for any scheme—for Germany or the eurozone—to avert disaster.
On April 20, Collinswood students joined counterparts across the country in a National School Walkout to demand safer schools and promote gun restrictions that might avert future school shootings.
The Prime Minister seems to have averted disaster for her government this week -- but maybe only this week.
Here's how to avert a disaster during the weekend staple some love and others love to hate.
Have some diplomatic successes failed to be noted simply because a crisis averted doesn’t make news?
Instead of a vehicle operator failing to see and respond to a pedestrian in the road, a machine operating the vehicle failed to interpret the signals its sensors received and process them in a way that averted the collision.
The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
Yet the draft conclusions of the summit express concern over slow progress in the talks and over the failure to reach final agreement on a way to avert a hard border in Ireland.
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AVERT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of avert for English Language Learners
: to turn (your eyes, gaze, etc.) away or aside
: to prevent (something bad) from happening
AVERT Defined for Kids
Word Root of avert
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