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synonyms for avert

  • avoid
  • deter
  • fend off
  • foil
  • forestall
  • halt
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • rule out
  • ward off
  • deflect
  • divert
  • frustrate
  • shunt
  • turn
  • look away
  • shove aside
  • stave off
  • turn aside
  • turn away
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antonyms for avert

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  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • help
  • support
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How to use avert in a sentence

If, however, 50 high-income countries around the globe hogged the first 2 billion doses, only 33 percent of deaths would be averted.
A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE WILL SAVE MORE LIVES IF WE SHARE IT WIDELYKAT ESCHNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
This means that if you donate $100, you can avert around 857 metric tons of CO2.
WANT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTIVELY? HERE’S WHERE TO DONATE YOUR MONEY.SIGAL SAMUELSEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
That degree of preparation is meant to speed the delivery of vaccines and avert more deaths.
BILL GATES SAYS RICH COUNTRIES NEED TO ENSURE COVID-19 VACCINES CAN BE MADE GLOBALLYKATHERINE ELLEN FOLEYSEPTEMBER 15, 2020QUARTZ
The two have now stepped back from the brink, averting a showdown, but they are likely preparing for another round.
CAN LIBYA’S FRAGILE PEACE SURVIVE FRESH CRACKS?CHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 15, 2020OZY
A new study argues that nations can help avert the biodiversity and climate crises by preserving the roughly 50 percent of land that remains relatively undeveloped.
PROTECTING HALF THE PLANET COULD HELP SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE AND SAVE SPECIESJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
They add to the more than 3,000 this month that have prompted the South Korean government to consider imposing the highest level of physical distancing rules — a blow to an economy that’s managed to avert a steep recession so far.
A WOMAN SPREAD COVID TO 27 CUSTOMERS AT A STARBUCKS. ITS MASK-WEARING EMPLOYEES ESCAPED INFECTIONCLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERAUGUST 25, 2020FORTUNE
He and he alone, they imagined, could avert that dismemberment of which they could not bear to think.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Every rail and post was utilized for hitching, and Town-marshal Pease, his star displayed, patrolled the town to avert disorder.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Startled and wondering, David dared not long avert his eyes from the opposite bank.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
Besides, he wanted them to warn the Apaches out of the neighborhood and thus avert from his head the vengeance of Manga Colorada.
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