Avert in a sentence

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avert;

[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.