Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: avail
IPA transcription: [əv'eɪl]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: avail, help, service
    Meaning: a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: avail
    Meaning: use to one's advantage; "He availed himself of the available resources"
  • Synonyms: avail
    Meaning: be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
Usage examples
  • "I did, but without avail.
  • Alas! of what avail was that?
  • All such protests were without avail.
  • "That will hardly avail against my testimony."
  • Not even faith and works in combination could avail.
  • She was very glad to avail herself of the permission.
  • Whatever he had learned of himself was here of no avail.
  • A mode of escape was now presented to me, but how was I to avail myself of it?
  • Blunt's companions were trying to persuade him against something, but without avail.
  • "But, Arthur, I give you one more chance, and for our father's sake I hope you will avail yourself of it.