avert avert  /ə ˈvɜrt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
  2. (v) turn away or aside

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He gulps pills to avert the double vision he gets from migraines.
  2. Here are three steps to ease the current crisis and avert the potential for a global disaster.

News

  1. Forest Labs to add Icahn rep to board, avert proxy fight

    (Reuters) - Forest Laboratories Inc said on Tuesday it will add a representative of Carl Icahn as an independent member to its board, averting a new proxy battle with the billionaire investor. The specialty drugmaker said the appointment of Vincent Intrieri, 56, would expand the board's size to eleven from ten directors. Intrieri has worked for various Icahn-related entities since 1998 and sits ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Forest Labs to add Icahn representative to board, avert proxy fight

    Forest Laboratories Inc said on Tuesday it will add a representative of Carl Icahn as an independent member to its board, averting a new proxy battle with the billionaire investor.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. Lonmin, S.Africa's AMCU union in talks to avert strike

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Platinum producer Lonmin and South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) were in talks on Tuesday to avert a strike, a union official said. AMCU wants to be recognised as the majority union at Lonmin as it now represents over 70 percent of the workforce at the world's third largest producer of the precious metal. AMCU has threatened to down ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. In testimony to be delivered to a Senate committee and obtained by Reuters, Bernanke said, "Action by Congress is urgently required to stabilize the situation and avert what could otherwise be very serious consequences for our financial markets and...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

  2. In an interview with the BBC, King Abdullah said: "We sent information to Great Britain before the terrorist attacks in Britain but unfortunately no action was taken. And it may have been able to maybe avert the tragedy," he said through an...
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Source: Express & Echo

  3. "I can't assure you that this train wreck isn't going to happen, but I will do everything in my power to see that we avert it," McCain told the group.
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

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