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  1. availnoun


  2. availnoun

    To turn to the advantage of

    I availed myself of the opportunity.


  3. availverb

    To be of service to.

    Artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment.


  4. availnoun

    Proceeds; profits from business transactions.

    The avails of this auction will go to the Cancer Society.


  5. availverb

    To be of use or advantage; to answer or serve the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object.


  6. availverb

    An advertising slot or package.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. avail

    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.

    advantage, benefit, emolument, expediency, gain, good, improvement, proceeds, profit, receipts, return, returns, service, usefulness, utility, value

    damage, destruction, detriment, disadvantage, harm, hurt, injury, loss, ruin, waste

    The profit of labor; on capital; in business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. availverb

    suffice, hold, stand, endure, answer, tell, profit, help, benefit, advantage, service, use, utility

    fail, fall, disappoint, betray

  2. avail

    profit, help, benefit, advantage, use, utility, service

    disadvantage, hindrance, helplessness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. availverb

    use to one's advantage

    "He availed himself of the available resources"


  3. availverb

    be of use to, be useful to

    "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"


  4. avail, helpverb

    take or use

    "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"

    help oneself, aid, assist, help, serve, facilitate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. availverb

    benefit, profit, be of advantage to

  2. availverb

    be of advantage, do good, be of use, answer the purpose

  3. availnoun

    profit, advantage, benefit, use, utility, service

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  1. World Athletics:

    I do think that the bulk of the world will be at the Games, and I really hope that they are able to avail themselves if they have vaccines going in their communities, at the moment, the National Olympic Committees around the world are in dialog with their own governments in different ways.

  2. Courtesy Kassandra Jones -RRB-:

    I’ve probably wasted a year of my life … getting financial advice, going to workshops, researching on the internet, talking to people, applying for grants and scholarships to no avail and very little success.

  3. Mahabharata:

    Of what avail is the praise or censure of the vulgar, who make a useless noise like a senseless crow in a forest?

  4. James Madison:

    The internal effects of a mutable policy are [...] calamitous. It poisons the blessings of liberty itself. 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 before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow.

  5. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    There are few sorrows in which a good income is of no avail.

Translations for avail

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  • допринеса, полза, облага, подпомагам, средства, служа, от полза съм, печалба, послужа, помогна, подпомогна, допринасям, помагамBulgarian
  • helfen, Erfolg, ausnutzen, nützenGerman
  • aprovechar, servirSpanish
  • edistää, hyödyttää, onnistua, hyödyntää, auttaa, tulot, tuotto, käyttää hyväkseen, hyötyFinnish
  • saisir, profiter, servirFrench
  • նպաստել, օգուտ, օգտվել, [[օգուտ]] [[բերել]], օգնել, [[օգուտ]] [[քաղել]]Armenian
  • הועילHebrew
  • アベイルJapanese
  • adiantar, aproveitar, valia, valer-sePortuguese
  • содействовать, вocпoльзoвaться, помочь, [[приносить]] [[польза, [[быть]] [[полезный, использовать, помогатьRussian
  • nyttja, dugaSwedish
  • yaramakTurkish

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