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.
- To be of use or advantage to; help: Nothing could avail the dying patient.
- To be of use, value, or advantage; serve: Halfway measures will no longer avail.
- Use, benefit, or advantage: labored to no avail.
- avail (oneself) of To make use of.