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Definition 1: the act of preventing something from occurring - [noun denoting act]

Samples where averting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • averting danger was his responsibility

(averting is a kind of ...) the act of preventing

"there was no bar against leaving" "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

Definition 2: the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away - [noun denoting act]

Samples where averting or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • averting her gaze meant that she was angry

Synonyms for averting in the sense of this definition

(averting is a kind of ...) deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

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