- The definition of avail is to help or give an advantage.
An example of avail is for medication to improve the condition of a sick person.
avail definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English availen ; from Old French a (L ad), to plush valoir, to be worth ; from Classical Latin valere, to be strong: see value
- effective use or help; advantage: he tried, but to no avail
- Obsolete net proceeds; profits
avail definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb a·vailed, a·vail·ing, a·vails verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English availen : a-, intensive pref. (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + Old French valoir, vail-, to be worth (from Latin valēre, to be strong; see wal- in Indo-European roots).
- a·vailˈing·ly adverb
avail - Phrases/Idioms
avail oneself of
avail (oneself) of