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avail

noun

1 avail

A means of serving:
— Of no avail.

synonyms: help, service.

Roget 644: utility; usefulness etc. adj.; efficacy, efficiency, adequacy; service, use, stead, avail; help etc. (aid) ... show more

Roget 677: use; employ, employment; exercise, exercitation; application, appliance; adhibition, disposal; consumption; agency etc. (physical) 170; ... show more



verb

1 avail

Use to one's advantage.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Dutch: profiteren

2 avail

Be of use to, be useful to.

Dutch: baten, goeddoen, helpen

3 avail

Take or use.

synonym: help.

Roget 644: be useful etc. adj.; avail, serve; subserve etc. (be instrumental to) 631; conduce etc. (tend) 176; answer, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abet, account, advance, advantage, aid, answer, applicability, appositeness, appropriateness, assist, bail out, be equal to, be handy, be of use, bear, bear a hand, befriend, behalf, behoof, benefit ... show more.

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