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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

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

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

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

Poor France, thy fine climate, rich vineyards, and the wishes of the learned avail nothing; thou art a destitute beggar, and not the powerful friend thou wert represented to me.
John James Audubon

We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so.
Franz Kafka
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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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