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a·vail

 (ə-vāl′)
v. a·vailed, a·vail·ing, a·vails
v.tr.
To be of use or advantage to; help: Nothing could avail the dying patient.
v.intr.
To be of use, value, or advantage; serve: Halfway measures will no longer avail.
n.
Use, benefit, or advantage: labored to no avail.
Idiom:
avail (oneself) of
To make use of.

[Middle English availen : a-, intensive pref. (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + Old French valoir, vail-, to be worth (from Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots).]

a·vail′ing·ly adv.

avail

(əˈveɪl)
vb
1. to be of use, advantage, profit, or assistance (to)
2. avail oneself of to make use of to one's advantage
n
use or advantage (esp in the phrases of no avail, to little avail)
[C13 availen, from vailen, from Old French valoir, from Latin valēre to be strong, prevail]
aˈvailingly adv

a•vail

(əˈveɪl)

v.t.
1. to be of use, advantage, or value to; profit: All our efforts availed us little.
v.i.
2. to be of use; have force or efficacy; serve; help: Nothing you do will avail.
3. to be of value or profit.
n.
4. effective use in the achievement of a goal or objective; advantage; use: His help was of no avail.
5. avails, Archaic. profits or proceeds.
Idioms:
avail oneself of, to use to one's advantage; make use of.
[1250–1300; Middle English availe=a- a-2 + vaile < Old French vail-, s. of valoir < Latin valēre to be of worth]
a•vail′ing•ly, adv.

avail


Past participle: availed
Gerund: availing

Imperative
avail
avail
Present
I avail
you avail
he/she/it avails
we avail
you avail
they avail
Preterite
I availed
you availed
he/she/it availed
we availed
you availed
they availed
Present Continuous
I am availing
you are availing
he/she/it is availing
we are availing
you are availing
they are availing
Present Perfect
I have availed
you have availed
he/she/it has availed
we have availed
you have availed
they have availed
Past Continuous
I was availing
you were availing
he/she/it was availing
we were availing
you were availing
they were availing
Past Perfect
I had availed
you had availed
he/she/it had availed
we had availed
you had availed
they had availed
Future
I will avail
you will avail
he/she/it will avail
we will avail
you will avail
they will avail
Future Perfect
I will have availed
you will have availed
he/she/it will have availed
we will have availed
you will have availed
they will have availed
Future Continuous
I will be availing
you will be availing
he/she/it will be availing
we will be availing
you will be availing
they will be availing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been availing
you have been availing
he/she/it has been availing
we have been availing
you have been availing
they have been availing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been availing
you will have been availing
he/she/it will have been availing
we will have been availing
you will have been availing
they will have been availing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been availing
you had been availing
he/she/it had been availing
we had been availing
you had been availing
they had been availing
Conditional
I would avail
you would avail
he/she/it would avail
we would avail
you would avail
they would avail
Past Conditional
I would have availed
you would have availed
he/she/it would have availed
we would have availed
you would have availed
they would have availed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avail - a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
helpfulness - the property of providing useful assistance
Verb1.avail - use to one's advantage; "He availed himself of the available resources"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
2.avail - be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
aid, assist, help - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
3.avail - take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
exploit, work - use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"

avail

noun
1. benefit, use, help, good, service, aid, profit, advantage, purpose, assistance, utility, effectiveness, mileage (informal), usefulness, efficacy His efforts were to no avail.
avail yourself of something make use of, use, employ, exploit, take advantage of, profit from, make the most of, utilize, have recourse to, turn to account Guests should feel at liberty to avail themselves of your facilities.

avail

verb
To be an advantage to:
Archaic: boot.
Idiom: stand someone in good stead.
noun
1. The quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end:
2. Something beneficial:
Translations
إفادَه، نَفْع، جَدوى
bez výsledkuk ničemu
nytte
auttaahyödyttäähyötytulot
gagn; gagnslaus
perniek
derīgiveltīgi

avail

[əˈveɪl] (liter)
A. N it is of no availes inútil
to be of little availser de poco provecho
of what avail is it to ...?¿de qué sirve ... + infin ?
to no availen vano
B. VTvaler
to avail o.s. ofaprovechar(se de), valerse de
C. VI it avails nothing to + INFINde nada sirve + infin

avail

[əˈveɪl]
vt
to avail o.s. of sth [+ offer, opportunity, service] → user de qch, profiter de qch
n
to no avail, of no avail → vain(e)
His efforts were to no avail → Ses efforts furent vains.
to little avail → sans grand résultat

avail

2
vr to avail oneself of somethingvon etw Gebrauch machen; to avail oneself of the opportunity of doing somethingdie Gelegenheit wahrnehmen or nutzen, etw zu tun
vi (form)helfen; nothing could avail against their superior strengthgegen ihre Überlegenheit war nichts auszurichten
n of no availerfolglos, ohne Erfolg, vergeblich; of little availwenig erfolgreich, mit wenig or geringem Erfolg; his advice was/his pleas were of no/little availseine Ratschläge/Bitten haben nicht(s)/wenig gefruchtet; to no availvergebens, vergeblich; to little availohne großen Erfolg; of what avail is it to …? (liter)was nützt es, zu …?; and to what avail? (liter)und zu welchem Behuf? (old form)

avail

[əˈveɪl]
1. n of no availinutile
to no avail → invano, inutilmente
2. vt to avail o.s. of (opportunity) → servirsi di, approfittare or approfittarsi di; (rights) → (av)valersi di

avail

(əˈveil) : of no avail *to no avail
of no use or effect. He tried to revive her but to no avail; His efforts were of no avail.
References in classic literature ?
Your pardons, Senors," he began, "but if it will please you to avail yourself of the humble services of myself, I shall have great pleasure in guiding you into the interior.
The North American warrior caused the hair to be plucked from his whole body; a small tuft was left on the crown of his head, in order that his enemy might avail himself of it, in wrenching off the scalp in the event of his fall.
Whiskey Dick, who had left the stage on the summit to avail himself of a shorter foot trail to the house, that would give him half an hour's grace to make preparations, met them at the stage office with a buggy.
But, for myself, during the whole of my Custom-House experience, moonlight and sunshine, and the glow of firelight, were just alike in my regard; and neither of them was of one whit more avail than the twinkle of a tallow-candle.
Duane, who had done a job of some sort by himself, and made a truce with the powers, brought over Marie, his little French girl, to share with him; but even that did not avail for long, and in the end he had to give up arguing, and take Jurgis out and introduce him to the saloons and "sporting houses" where the big crooks and "holdup men" hung out.
Miss Ophelia had several times tried to awaken her maternal fears about Eva; but to no avail.
I wondered that it should have concluded at length that this was the best use it could put me to, and had never thought to avail itself of my services in some way.
Behold, I am even now busied with trial of the powerfulest enchantment known to the princes of the oc- cult arts in the lands of the East; an it fail me, naught can avail.
At her age she can have no experience, and with her little wit, is not very likely ever to have any that can avail her.
Ferrars could say to make him put an end to the engagement, assisted too as you may well suppose by my arguments, and Fanny's entreaties, was of no avail.
There is a thought that for strength should avail me, Though both of shelter and kindred despoiled; Heaven is a home, and a rest will not fail me; God is a friend to the poor orphan child.
Heathcliff,' said I, 'this is the talk of a madman; your wife, most likely, is convinced you are mad; and, for that reason, she has borne with you hitherto: but now that you say she may go, she'll doubtless avail herself of the permission.