(formal or old-fashioned)to be helpful or useful to sb
good result; advantage; use
"of no avail"
"there's no help for it"
"He availed himself of the available resources"
"It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
"She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
Moore it auaileth a man to haue a good name, than for to haue grete richesses.
All this auaileth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Iew sitting at the kings gate.
出自：Bible (AV): Esther
Nor aught the warrior's thundering mace avail'd.
Words avail very little with me, young man.
出自： Sir W. Scott
What avail his golden youth, his high blood..if they help not now?
How little, we feel, avails knowledge and technical cleverness against a man who truly feels!
出自： E. M. Forster
Courage could not avail against the enemy fire.
It won't avail against the heavy odds we face.
His eagerness will not avail against the fitness and skill of his opponent.
The medicine did not avail against the disease.
What can avail against the storm?