To turn to the advantage of
I availed myself of the opportunity.
To be of service to.
Artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment.
To promote; to assist.
The avails of this auction will go to the Cancer Society.
To be of use or advantage; to answer or serve the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The returns or receipts include all that is received from an outlay or investment; the profit is the excess (if any) of the receipts over the outlay; hence, in government, morals, etc., the profit is what is really good, helpful, useful, valuable. Utility is chiefly used in the sense of some immediate or personal and generally some material good. Advantage is that which gives one a vantage-ground, either for coping with competitors or with difficulties, needs, or demands; as to have the advantage of a good education; it is frequently used of what one has beyond another or secures at the expense of another; as, to have the advantage of another in an argument, or to take advantage of another in a bargain. Gain is what one secures beyond what he previously possessed. Benefit is anything that does one good. Emolument is profit, return, or value accruing through official position. Expediency has respect to profit or advantage, real or supposed, considered apart from or perhaps in opposition to right, in actions having a moral character. Compare UTILITY.
The profit of labor; on capital; in business.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
avail, help, serviceverb
a means of serving
"of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
serve, servicing, religious service, assist, serving, supporter, aid, overhaul, assistance, inspection and repair, armed service, divine service, helper, table service, service, service of process, assistant, help, military service
use to one's advantage
"He availed himself of the available resources"
be of use to, be useful to
"It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
take or use
"She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
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How to use avail in a sentence?
Every opportunity was given to Mr. Sharif to avail himself of the (legal) safeguards. The court can do no more than that.
It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow.
There are few sorrows in which a good income is of no avail.
While Officer Middleton’s actions may warrant some level of disciplinary action, it is particularly concerning he was more swiftly investigated and harshly punished for sharing non-critical information than officers who use excessive force against protesters or create the culture of racism and hostility Middleton reported to no avail.
If a majority are capable of preferring their own private interest, or that of their families, counties, and party, to that of the nation collectively, some provision must be made in the constitution, in favor of justice, to compel all to respect the common right, the public good, the universal law, in preference to all private and partial considerations... And that the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of history... To remedy the dangers attendant upon the arbitrary use of power, checks, however multiplied, will scarcely avail without an explicit admission some limitation of the right of the majority to exercise sovereign authority over the individual citizen... In popular governments [democracies], minorities [individuals] constantly run much greater risk of suffering from arbitrary power than in absolute monarchies...
Translations for avail
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- допринеса, помагам, подпомогна, помогна, печалба, от полза съм, служа, подпомагам, полза, облага, средства, послужа, допринасямBulgarian
- ausnutzen, nützen, Erfolg, helfenGerman
- aprovechar, servirSpanish
- edistää, käyttää hyväkseen, hyöty, auttaa, hyödyntää, onnistua, hyödyttää, tulot, tuottoFinnish
- profiter, saisir, servirFrench
- նպաստել, օգնել, [[օգուտ]] [[քաղել]], [[օգուտ]] [[բերել]], օգուտ, օգտվելArmenian
- adiantar, valer-se, aproveitar, valiaPortuguese
- вocпoльзoвaться, помочь, [[приносить]] [[польза, использовать, помогать, содействовать, [[быть]] [[полезныйRussian
- nyttja, dugaSwedish
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