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English noun: avail

1. avail (attribute) a means of serving


SamplesOf no avail.
There's no help for it.


Synonymshelp, service


Broader (hypernym)helpfulness


English verb: avail

1. avail (consumption) use to one's advantage


SamplesHe availed himself of the available resources.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

2. avail (social) be of use to, be useful to


SamplesIt will avail them to dispose of their booty.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, help

3. avail (consumption) take or use


SamplesShe helped herself to some of the office supplies.


Synonymshelp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)exploit, work









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