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Definition of Avail

Avail

  1. To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit; to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment.
  2. To promote; to assist.
  3. To be of use or advantage; to answer the purpose; to have strength, force, or efficacy sufficient to accomplish the object; as, the plea in bar must avail, that is, be sufficient to defeat the suit; this scheme will not avail; medicines will not avail to check the disease.
  4. Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail.
  5. Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction.
  6. See Avale, v.

Avail Quotations

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
Hosea Ballou

One needs a Seer's Vision and an Angel's voice to be of any avail. I do not know of any Indian man or woman today who has those gifts in their most complete measure.
Sarojini Naidu

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
B. R. Ambedkar

It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
James Madison

I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
Wilbur Wright
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Avail Translations

avail in German is helfen, sich zunutze machen, Gebrauch machen
avail in Latin is possum posse potum
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