Avert vs Diverted - What's the difference?

avert | diverted |


As verbs the difference between avert and diverted

is that avert is to turn aside or away while diverted is (divert).

As an adjective diverted is

that has been subject to diversion.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

avert

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To turn aside or away.
  • To avert the eyes from an object.
  • To ward off, or prevent, the occurrence or effects of.
  • How can the danger be averted ?
  • * Milton
  • To avert his ire.
  • * Prior
  • Till ardent prayer averts the public woe.
  • (archaic) To turn away.
  • * Thomson
  • Cold and averting from our neighbour's good.
  • (archaic) To turn away.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • When atheists and profane persons do hear of so many discordant and contrary opinions in religion, it doth avert them from the church.

    Derived terms

    * averter * avertress

    Synonyms

    * (to prevent) * See also

    References

    * " avert" at OneLook® Dictionary Search .

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    diverted

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • that has been subject to diversion
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (divert)