avail

Part of speech: noun

Profit; advantage.

Part of speech: verb

To help; aid; profit.

Part of speech: verb

To take; secure.

Part of speech: verb

To be of advantage; suffice.

Part of speech: noun

Utility for a purpose; profit; benefit.

Part of speech:

Proceeds.

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Usage examples "avail":

  1. I had pushed a chair forward for her and she acknowledged the offer with a smile, but did not avail herself of it at once, for she went to the bed where Baby Paul was, for a wonder, lying awake and rolling his eyes about. - "A Top-Floor Idyl", George van Schaick.
  2. Then we asked, " Are you willing to run the risk, and avail yourselves of this chance to do a glorious act?" - "By Canoe and Dog-Train", Egerton Ryerson Young.
  3. It would have been of little avail, and it carried with it stuff that Mr. Secretary would give almost his precious place to possess, and that might be fatal to more of us. - "Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland", Charlotte M. Yonge.