Synonyms for avail

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Antonyms for avail

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His instinct of sympathy with which he had greeted her at the outset was repelled, and made of no avail.

Now, he was her humble petitioner, but this servility could be of no avail to save him from shame.

Yates was something of a wrestler himself, but his skill was of no avail on this occasion.

She saw all this mentally; but would it avail anything in actuality?

What avail great talents, if they be not devoted to goodness?

Which I most decidedly should not be slow to avail myself of, Amy.'

He did everything that could be done, but of course it was of no avail.

But my heroic patience was of no avail; I could not persuade my mother to accompany me.

What avail that the offices at Connal's town be finished, dog-kennel and all?

It is a hundred to one if I should avail myself of it four times in a year.

WORD 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.

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