abwenden

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

ab- +‎ wenden (turn)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔapˌvɛndn̩/, /ˈʔapˌvɛndən/
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  • Hyphenation: ab‧wen‧den

VerbEdit

abwenden (weak or irregular weak, third-person singular present wendet ab, past tense wendete ab or wandte ab, past participle abgewendet or abgewandt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to avert, to turn to the side
  2. (reflexive) to turn away
  3. (transitive) to ward off

Usage notesEdit

  • Only the regularized forms abwendete, abgewendet can be used in the sense of “to ward off”.
  • In the other meanings, the irregular forms abwandte, abgewandt are at least as common as the regularized forms.

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Further readingEdit

  • abwenden” in Duden online
  • abwenden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache