How to use “Avail” correctly?

Avail 'to be of use or value to; profit; advantage; efficacy; effective use in the achievement of a goal or objective'

Avail has three meanings: (1) to make use of; (2) to be of use; and (3) benefit or advantage. Avail could be taken as a synonym of help.

Avail as a Verb

  • Intransitive Verb: to be of use or advantage: SERVE
  • Transitive Verb: to produce or result in as a benefit or advantage: GAIN

Synonyms: Verb > Advantage, benefit, help, profit, serve…

GSIS prods borrowers to avail themselves of housing condonation … THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is continuing to encourage Filipinos to avail themselves of its newest housing account …

Some Apple Watch users experiencing bricked devices after updating …Restarting the Apple Watch and paired iPhone doesn’t seem to fix the issue and some users have been waiting several hours to no avail.

Avail as a noun appears in phrases such as to little avail, of little avail, to no avail and of no avail meaning without success or with little success. Advantage toward attainment of a goal or purpose: USE

Synonyms: Noun > Account, mileage, service, use, utility…

No compensation for Google data breaches The tort of misuse of private information was of no avail to the claimants here because the whole question of compensation was covered by the …

‘Who rules you?’  “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be …

Trump: Today Is Constitution Day & Citizenship Day Our constitutional system will be “of little avail to the people,” Madison said, when the law “is little known, and less fixed.” In my Inaugural …

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