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ā-vertō (avor-) tī, sus, ere,

to turn away, avert, turn off, remove: flumina: se: a Dolabellā pecuniam: iter ab Arari, turned aside, Cs.: a ceteris in se oculos, attracted, L.: eo itinere se, Cs.: Capuā Hannibalem, L.: Italiā regem, V.: in fugam ciassem, L.: ab hominibus ad deos preces, L.: regnum Libycas oras, V.—Pass: aversa est Nata Iovis, turned away, O.: a iudicibus oratio avertitur.—Poet., with acc, to turn from, shun: fontes avertitur (equus), V.—To turn away, retire, withdraw: avertens roseā cervice refulsit (sc. se), V.: prora avertit, V.—To carry off, purloin, steal, embezzle: pecuniam: a stabulis tauros, V.: praedam domum, Cs.: pellem Colchis, Ct. — Fig., to turn, divert, withdraw, keep off: a me animum: ut nec vobis ... averteretur a certamine animus, L.: Hannibalem ab incepto, L.: Sabinos (sc. a pugnā, L.: sanos sensūs, to charm, inflame, V.—To avert, ward off, turn away: morbos, H.: hoc omen: Antoni conatūs a re p.: periculum victimā, Ph.—To alienate, estrange: animos, S.: legiones a C. Antoni scelere: civitates ab eius amicitiā, Cs.

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