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Definition of 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.
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Avail Translations

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