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- verb Present participle of
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- noun the act of preventing something from occurring
- noun the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
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To be sure, Brazil may claim that its shuttle diplomacy was instrumental in averting a major Middle Eastern war between the U.S. and Iran.
But set against those uncertainties, Europe—in the name of averting Greek default—is lurching toward huge and costly policy mistakes.
It was Wilson, an active member on numerous influential NFL committees, who helped fashion the rules of the modern game and played a key role in averting a players 'strike in 1977.
We need to develop means of handling such health crisis as soon as possible as this would help in averting a lot of unnecessary deaths in the future.
Sex education may not have the influence that many assume in averting teen pregnancy, suggest new international data that find U.S. teens have babies at much higher rates than peers in many countries, regardless of the sex education received in those countries.
The American YMCA played a key role in averting a Franco-German reprisal during the winter of 1916-1917.
The honored role here in averting rhetorical disaster was assumed by Donald Rumsfeld, who expressed alarm at this overreach, and by Karen Hughes, who often checked our more blustery outbursts.
Perhaps we can use our existing technologies of cooperation to accelerate finding answers to these questions, and to keep track of our progress in averting global disaster?
If it's a dystopia sort of story, part of its value might be in averting a possible negative future.
We have an unprecedented degree of co-operation between central banks and world governments, which has served us well through the Asian, Russian and Brazilian crises in averting global disaster.