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Averted vs Subverted - What's the difference?

averted | subverted |

As verbs the difference between averted and subverted

is that averted is past tense of avert while subverted is past tense of subvert.

As an adjective averted

is turned away, especially as an expression of feeling; also, offended; unpropitious.

averted

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Turned away, especially as an expression of feeling; also, offended; unpropitious.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (avert)
  • subverted

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (subvert)

  • subvert

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) subverten, from (etyl) subvertir, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin utterly.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He razeth your cities, and subverts your towns.
  • * John Locke
  • This would subvert the principles of all knowledge.
  • To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound.
  • A dictator stays in power only as long as he manages to subvert the will of his people.
  • To upturn convention from the foundation by undermining it (literally, to turn from beneath).
  • Derived terms
    * subversion * subversive

    Etymology 2

    , by analogy with advert.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An advertisement created by subvertising.
  • Synonyms
    * subvertisement