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avail

noun [U] uk   us   /əˈveɪl/
use, purpose, advantage, or profit: We tried to persuade her not to resign, but to no avail (= did not succeed). My attempts to improve the situation were of little/no avail.

avail

verb [T] uk   us   /əˈveɪl/
old use to help or be useful to someone or something: Our efforts availed us nothing (= did not help). Indian English to make use of something: Over a thousand learners have already availed the opportunity to study at our college. To avail this offer, please click here.
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Translations of “avail”
in Vietnamese không có hiệu quả…
in Spanish en vano, inútil…
in Thai เป็นประโยชน์…
in Malaysian tidak berhasil…
in French sans effet…
in German nutzlos…
in Chinese (Traditional) 效用, 幫助, 利益…
in Indonesian guna, faedah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 效用, 帮助, 利益…
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