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AVERT', L. averto, a, from, and verto, to turn, anciently, vorto hence vertex, vortex, averto probably allied to L. vario Eng. veer.

1. To turn from to turn off or away as, to avert the eyes from an object.
2. To keep off, divert or prevent as, to avert an approaching calamity.
3. To cause to dislike. But this sense seems to be improper, except when heart or some equivalent word is used as, to avert the heart or affections, which may signify to alienate the affections.

AVERT', To turn away.

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