avail (v.) Old form(s): auaile , auailes , auayle
be of use to, help, advantage
1H6 I.i.47[Bedford to all] we'll offer up our arms, / Since arms avail not, now that Henry's dead
1H6 III.i.181[Gloucester to King] Now will it best avail your majesty / To cross the seas
Luc.1273[Lucrece to Maid, of the Maid weeping] it small avails my mood
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