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avail

noun [U] uk   /əˈveɪl/ us  
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   /əˈveɪl/ us  
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 Spanish en vano, inútil…
in French sans effet…
in German nutzlos…
in Chinese (Traditional) 效用, 幫助, 利益…
in Chinese (Simplified) 效用, 帮助, 利益…
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