Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun avail

1 sense of avail

Sense 1
avail, help, service -- (a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it")
       => helpfulness -- (the property of providing useful assistance)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb avail

3 senses of avail

Sense 1
avail -- (use to one's advantage; "He availed himself of the available resources")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 2
avail -- (be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty")
       => help, assist, aid -- (give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house")

Sense 3
avail, help -- (take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies")
       => exploit, work -- (use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy")

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