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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·vail v. t. [imp. & p. p. Availed (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Availing.]
 1. 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.
    O, what avails me now that honor high !   --Milton.
 2. To promote; to assist. [Obs.]
 To avail one's self of, to make use of; take advantage of.
    Then shall they seek to avail themselves of names.   --Milton.
    I have availed myself of the very first opportunity.   --Dickens.