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avail

(Be of use), verb aid, assist, assist in accomplishhng a purpose, be good to, be of service, be of value, be profitable, be useful, benefit, bestead, bring to bear, confer a benefit on, do service, have efficacy, help, perform a funccion, prodesse, promote, serve, service, subserve, succor, suit one's purpose, valere

avail

(Bring about), verb accomplish, bear fruit, bring forth, cause, conduce, effect, effectuate, engender, evolve, generate, give origin to, give rise to, have force, meet thedemand, occasion, produce, profit, provide, re uti, realize, render, succeed, suffice
See also: advantage, aid, behalf, benefit, betterment, edification, enjoyment, fulfill, function, gain, help, inure, organize, output, profit, promote, purpose, recourse, relief, use, utility, worth

AVAIL. Profits of land; hence tenant paravail is one in actual possession, who makes avail or profits of the land. Ham. N. P. 393.

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It may be said, that these oppositions would be useful both in making me aware of my errors, and, if my speculations contain anything of value, in bringing others to a fuller understanding of it; and still farther, as many can see better than one, in leading others who are now beginning to avail themselves of my principles, to assist me in turn with their discoveries.
The Pereire, of the French Transatlantic Company, whose admirable steamers are equal to any in speed and comfort, did not leave until the 14th; the Hamburg boats did not go directly to Liverpool or London, but to Havre; and the additional trip from Havre to Southampton would render Phileas Fogg's last efforts of no avail.
Therefore it is necessary for a prince to understand how to avail himself of the beast and the man.
While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules.
Of course, I might avail myself of the cover of night; but, alas
Bright condescended to avail himself of my literary experience by constituting me editor of the "Wonder-Book.
You will avail yourself of every opportunity of informing us of your position and progress, and at the expiration of your leave of absence will join your proper station.
We returned a suitable answer to this affectionate Note and after thanking her for her kind invitation assured her that we would certainly avail ourselves of it, whenever we might have no other place to go to.
His sister, too, is, I hope, convinced how little the ungenerous representations of anyone to the disadvantage of another will avail when opposed by the immediate influence of intellect and manner.
The bird complained to the dog of this bare-faced robbery, but nothing he said was of any avail, for the dog answered that he found false credentials on the sausage, and that was the reason his life had been forfeited.
Ferguson hastened to avail himself of such good fortune, and rapidly ascending resumed his aerial journey amid a long wake of golden morning sunshine.
I shall scarcely be able to avail myself of your hospitality, gentlemen, it is already time for me to go," replied Prince Andrew looking at his watch.