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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avail  \A*vail"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Availed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Availing}.]  [OE.  availen  fr  F.  ?  (L.  ad)  +  valoir  to  be 
  worth,  fr  L.  valere  to  be  strong,  to  be  worth.  See 
  {Valiant}.] 
  1.  To  turn  to  the  advantage  of  to  be  of  service  to  to 
  profit;  to  benefit;  to  help;  as  artifices  will  not  avail 
  the  sinner  in  the  day  of  judgment. 
 
  O,  what  avails  me  now  that  honor  high  !  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  promote;  to  assist.  [Obs.]  --Pope. 
 
  {To  avail  one's  self  of},  to  make  use  of  take  advantage  of 
 
  Then  shall  they  seek  to  avail  themselves  of  names 
  --Milton. 
 
  I  have  availed  myself  of  the  very  first  opportunity. 
  --Dickens. 




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