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Pronunciation of Averse: Learn how to pronounce Averse in English correctly

Learn how to say Averse correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word averse:

[predic., usually with negative]
having a strong dislike of or opposition to something:
as a former CIA director, he is not averse to secrecy
[in combination]:
the bank’s approach has been risk-averse

late 16th century: from Latin aversus ‘turned away from’, past participle of avertere (see avert)

1 On the confusion of averse and adverse, see adverse (usage)2 Traditionally, and according to Dr Johnson, averse from is preferred to averse to. The latter is condemned on etymological grounds (the Latin root translates as ‘turn from’). However, averse to is entirely consistent with ordinary usage in modern English (on the analogy of
hostile to
disinclined to
, etc.) and is part of normal standard English, while averse from is now very uncommon.