Synonyms of 'avert'

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