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avail

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the capacity for being useful for some purpose
  • although I appreciate the concern, your help would be of little avail in this situation

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avail

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of avail (Entry 2 of 2)

to provide with something useful or desirable
  • all your begging will not avail you in the least

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The first known use of avail was in the 14th century

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“Avail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/avail. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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