Definition of averting:
- avoiding (part of speech: verb)
- dissuading (part of speech: verb)
defending (part of speech: verb)
Many of the citizens of Paris, weary of the miseries of civil war, were now disposed to rally around their lawful monarch as the only mode of averting the horrible calamities which overwhelmed France.- "Henry IV, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
- "Madame Roland, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
- "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.