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 for Availing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Avail \A*vail"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Availed (?); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Availing.] [OE. availen, fr. F. ? (L. ad) + valoir to be
     worth, fr. L. valere to be strong, to be worth. See
     Valiant.]
     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.
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              O, what avails me now that honor high ! --Milton.
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     2. To promote; to assist. [Obs.] --Pope.
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     To avail one's self of, to make use of; take advantage of.
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              Then shall they seek to avail themselves of names.
                                                    --Milton.
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              I have availed myself of the very first opportunity.
                                                    --Dickens.
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