avail Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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availnoun [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.

availverb [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 ​ourcollege. To avail this offer, ​pleaseclick here.
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(Definition of avail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “avail”
in Spanish en vano, inútil…
in Vietnamese không có hiệu quả…
in Malaysian tidak berhasil…
in Thai เป็นประโยชน์…
in French sans effet…
in German nutzlos…
in Chinese (Simplified) 效用, 帮助, 利益…
in Indonesian guna, faedah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 效用, 幫助, 利益…
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