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avert
used in King Lear

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Definition
prevent from happening

or:

turn away or aside — often to turn your eyes away from something
  • —[To France] For you, great king, I would not from your love make such a stray To match you where I hate; therefore beseech you To avert your liking a more worthier way Than on a wretch whom nature is asham'd Almost to acknowledge hers.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (69% in)

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