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See definition of averting on Dictionary.com
  • as indefensive
  • as inon guard

synonyms for averting

  • opposing
  • conservative
  • foiling
  • forestalling
  • preservative
  • preventive
  • thwarting
  • arresting
  • balking
  • checking
  • coping with
  • defending
  • frustrating
  • guarding
  • in opposition
  • interrupting
  • protecting
  • resistive
  • safeguarding
  • uptight
  • warding off
  • withstanding
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antonyms for averting

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  • unwary
  • unwatchful
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    How to use averting in a sentence

    Iuppiter might help at need in averting defeat and awarding victory, but it was with Mars that the general conduct of war rested.
    THE RELIGION OF ANCIENT ROMECYRIL BAILEY
    The Girondists still met in Madame Roland's library to deliberate concerning measures for averting the impending ruin.
    MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
    “A royal spy,” interrupted Birch, averting his face, and endeavoring to release his hand.
    THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
    Glancing cursorily into the stereoscope, he even fancied that she was averting her eyes because she was ashamed.
    DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
    "It's Sandy," she murmured, flushing scarlet and averting her face.
    EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
    "You couldn't come back with them," he said painfully, averting his eyes from hers.
    FOUR DAYSHETTY HEMENWAY
    At the last moment, diplomatic mediation on the part of England and France succeeded in averting war.
    A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
    Half-stunned, half-dazed, he became aware that some one was standing over him, averting the threatened blows.
    THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
    Baird sprang to his feet and thrust out his hand, averting his pallid face.
    IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
    "That's wot it ain't," declared The Hopper, averting a calamity to his watch, which Shaver was swinging by its chain.
    A REVERSIBLE SANTA CLAUSMEREDITH NICHOLSON
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO AVERTING

    • arresting
    • averting
    • balking
    • checking
    • conservative
    • coping with
    • defending
    • foiling
    • forestalling
    • frustrating
    • guarding
    • in opposition
    • interrupting
    • opposing
    • preservative
    • preventive
    • protecting
    • resistive
    • safeguarding
    • thwarting
    • uptight
    • warding off
    • withstanding
    • averting
    • defensive
    • deterrent
    • discouraging
    • precautionary
    • protective
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