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From Latin antevertere, from ante + vertere (to turn).


  • IPA(key): /æntɪˈvɜː(ɹ)t/


antevert (third-person singular simple present anteverts, present participle anteverting, simple past and past participle anteverted)

  1. (obsolete) To prevent, to avert.
    • 1649, Joseph Hall, Resolutions and Decisions of Divers Practicall cases of Conscience
      antevert some great danger to the public
  2. (medicine, obsolete) To displace by anteversion.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for antevert in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)