Learn how to say Avert correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word avert:
1turn away (one’s eyes or thoughts):
she averted her eyes while we made stilted conversation
2prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence):
talks failed to avert a rail strike
late Middle English (in the sense ‘divert or deter someone from a place or a course of action’): from Latin avertere, from ab- ‘from’ + vertere ‘to turn’; reinforced by Old French avertir