Acceptable For Game Play - US & UK word lists

This word is acceptable for play in the US & UK dictionaries that are being used in the following games:

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To turn away: avert one's eyes.
  • v. To ward off (something about to happen); prevent: averted an accident by turning sharply. See Synonyms at prevent.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To turn aside or away.
  • v. To ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of.
  • v. To turn away.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. To turn aside, or away; ; to ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of; “To avert his ire.”
  • verb-intransitive. To turn away.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To turn away; turn or cause to turn off or away: as, to avert the eyes from an object: now seldom with a personal object.
  • To give a turn or direction to; direct.
  • To ward off; prevent the occurrence or happening of (evil or something threatened).
  • To oppose; view with aversion.
  • To turn away.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
  • v. turn away or aside
  • Antonym
    Verb Form
    averted    averting    averts   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    preclude    forestall    prevent    forbid    foreclose    turn   
    averted    averting   
    Words with the same meaning
    turn    turn from    turn away    divert    forfend    prevent    parry    hinder    forestall    l   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Bert    Curt    Evert    Insert    Kurt    alert    assert    birt    blurt    burt