use Avert in a sentence
[verb] to keep something bad from happening;
Following intensive negotiations with the union, a strike appears to have been averted.
Skillful diplomacy helps to avert war.
No one can avert death.
Urgent action was needed to avert a major outbreak of cholera and diarrhoea.
They felt the need to take action to support the efforts of the agencies who are working to avert a humanitarian crisis.
We are taking military action to avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
Thus war is averted and peace restored.
The attack on the nuclear power station is successfully averted.
[verb] to turn away;
They averted their eyes when the ugly man entered the room.
The kids averted their eyes when they saw the monster on the TV.