abwenden

(ab verb)

Meanings

1.
to avert
(Very similar to "verhindern" and "aufhalten". Definitely less common, and not a good fit for "planned" things. )
2.
to turn away
("sich+Acc abwenden" - either physically or in a metaphorical sense of turning your back on someone. )
Opposite (closest): zuwenden

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Vocab:

wenden, die Wand, verwenden, anwenden, auswendig, verwandt


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Root: *wendh-
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