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Use 'avert' when actions are taken to stop something bad before it happens. SlideThe quick vaccination campaign averted a health crisis.
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'Avert' often suggests a close call with a negative event or danger. SlideShe slammed on the brakes, averting a collision.
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Can also be used to prevent non-physical events, like an argument or misunderstanding. SlideTheir apology averted any misunderstanding between them.