From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishavaila‧vail1 /əˈveɪl/ noun to/of no avail
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availThis is a misconception that forest ecologists have for years been at pains to correct, but to little avail.I bombarded the War Office, and importuned the Red Cross; but all to no avail.An increasingly concerned international community also sounded the alarm, but to no avail.I have been looking for a recipe for sometime now, but to no avail.He rebooted my system several times, but to no avail.Reverend Jones had asked Mrs Cooper to return to the flock, to no avail.The mist also shrouded the fish and we thrashed away mightily, to no avail.But effort and reason were to no avail.
availavail2 verb avail yourself of something→ See Verb table
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availTo minimize how this price is perceived, the self-defeating organization can avail itself of any of the techniques described here.It availed me not at all.But what has it availed me?It demonstrates that in the post-Cold War world, middle powers can avail themselves of new power to build coalitions.A formal hearing may be dispensed with if the parties do not wish to avail themselves of their right to have one.It is an opportunity of which they have availed themselves to varying degrees.Gaining New Clients - How to avail yourself of the opening of all public contracts to businesses throughout the Community.
Origin avail2 (1200-1300) vail to be of use ((13-17 centuries)), from Old French valoir