Avail - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈveɪl|  American pronunciation of the word avail
Brit.  |əˈveɪl|  British pronunciation of the word avail

noun

- a means of serving(syn: help, service)

verb

- use to one's advantage
- be of use to, be useful to
- take or use (syn: help)

Examples

Our best efforts did not avail.

...all your begging will not avail you in the least...

...although I appreciate the concern, your help would be of little avail in this situation...

Nothing could avail against the enemy attack.

She availed herself of the offer.

He availed himself of the available resources

It will avail them to dispose of their booty

We searched the whole area but all to no avail. Robbie had disappeared.

How many schools avail themselves of this opportunity each year?

Paramedics tried artificial respiration, but to no avail.

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