Synonyms of 'avert'

about-face, balk, bar, bear off, check, debar, deflect, deter, divert, exclude, fend, foil, forbid, forestall, frustrate, gee, glance, halt, haw, help, jib, keep from, keep off, obviate, pivot, preclude, prevent, remove, repel, save, sheer, shy, side, stave off, stay, stop, switch, thwart, transfer, ward, ward off, wheel, whip, whirl, volte-face, veer, turn away, sidle, sidetrack, sidestep, shunt, prohibit, head off, foreclose, estop, dishearten, discourage, anticipate