title>ラッセル英単語・熟語:A-109 avert そらす,そむける;防ぐ - Bertrand Russell のページ
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avert (v) [そむける,そらす;(危険などを)避ける;防ぐ]

* (ラテン語で)方向を転換する
* avert one's eyes from 〜から目をそらす
* averse (adj.):(〜を)嫌って,(〜に)反対して
* aversion (n):嫌い,(強い)嫌悪;いやなもの(人)
But like a rabbit fascinated by a snake we stare at the peril without knowing what to do to avert it.

But although our reason tells us we ought to shudder at such a prospect, there is another part of us that enjoys it, and so we have no firm will to avert misfortune, and there is a deep division in our souls between the sane and the insane parts.

All, equally, are in peril, and, if the peril is understood, there is hope that they may collectively avert it.

I became a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles. ... The academic atmosphere was much less agreeable than in Chicago; the people were not so able, and the President was a man for whom I conceived, I think justly, a profound aversion.
[私は,カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校の教授になった。・・・。学問的雰囲気は,シカゴ大学よりもはるかに感じの悪いものだった。(カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校の)教員たちはそれほど有能ではなかったし,学長は −私の見方は正しいと思うが− 私が大いに嫌悪を感じる人物であった。]

Fortunately the crisis has been averted.

She averted her eyes from the terrible sight of the accident.
 出典:『新版完全征服データベース5500 合格 英単語・熟語』p.289

An accident was averted by his quick thinking.
 出典: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.