Synonyms for avail

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : uh-veyl
Phonetic Transcription : əˈveɪl

Top 10 synonyms for avail Other synonyms for the word avail

Définition of avail

Origin :
  • c.1300, availen, apparently a French compound formed in English from Old French a- "to" (see ad-) + vailen "to avail," from vaill-, present stem of valoir "be worth," from Latin valere (see valiant). Related: Availed; availing. As a noun, from c.1400.
  • noun use
  • verb be of use; use
Example sentences :
  • His instinct of sympathy with which he had greeted her at the outset was repelled, and made of no avail.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Now, he was her humble petitioner, but this servility could be of no avail to save him from shame.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Yates was something of a wrestler himself, but his skill was of no avail on this occasion.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • She saw all this mentally; but would it avail anything in actuality?
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • What avail great talents, if they be not devoted to goodness?
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Which I most decidedly should not be slow to avail myself of, Amy.'
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • He did everything that could be done, but of course it was of no avail.
  • Extract from : « The Slave Of The Lamp » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • But my heroic patience was of no avail; I could not persuade my mother to accompany me.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • What avail that the offices at Connal's town be finished, dog-kennel and all?
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • It is a hundred to one if I should avail myself of it four times in a year.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for avail

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