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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)exploit, work

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