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Synonyms for avail

to be an advantage to

the quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end

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a means of serving

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use to one's advantage

be of use to, be useful to

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take or use

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At the first shock of the earthquake, which filled all with fear, some tried to save their lives in the open spaces of their doors and windows; but this effort availed nothing to many, for the houses, falling flat, buried them under the stones and timbers.
Kant clearly evokes German sympathy and enthusiasm for the successful French defense of their Revolution against the French emigres and their Austro-Prussian allies in 1792 ("Geldbelohnungen" and the "Ehrbegriff des alten kriegerischen Adels" had availed nothing against the arms of the defenders of "das Recht des Volks," "mit welcher Exaltation das aussere anschauende Publikum dann, ohne die mindeste Absicht der Mitwirkung, sympathisierte" [A 147]).
Three operations and specialists' treatment at Newcastle, Sunderland and South Shields availed nothing, but Mr Hoy had sufficient faith in Our Lady or Lourdes to make the long trip to the Pyrenean village.