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
With a potential shutdown averted, Star Wars fans, young and old, streamed into the pop-up art venue over the weekend.
However, averting what might have been a doomsday hearing on April 24 doesn’t guarantee a happy ending for Windsor Marketing.
According to the association, health centers receiving Title X funding helped women avert 822,300 unintended pregnancies in 2015, and the U.S. unintended pregnancy rate would have been 31 percent higher without those services.
Yet these outcomes can be largely averted with diet, exercise, and other behavioral changes, improving health outcomes and reducing health care spending.
By modifying the way some supplies are routed through the delta, the tunnels are designed to lessen those impacts and thus avert further export restrictions.
That was all the Colorado Rockies needed to come away with a sweep-averting, 2-1 win at Chase Field on Saturday evening.
Altmaier dived in quickly, traveling to Washington within days of his appointment to hold crisis talks with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on averting U.S. import tariffs on European steel and aluminum.
Catastrophe was averted by the quick-thinking Melanie Loomis, who would deftly grab the steering wheel from the passenger seat when Benson intermittently lost focus or control.
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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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