avail (oneself) of

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avail (oneself) of

To utilize an available resource. I was so overwhelmed trying to get my house ready for the party that I availed myself of a local cleaning service. My dear students, I encourage you to avail yourself of the campus library as much as possible.
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avail oneself of something

to help oneself by making use of something that is available. We availed ourselves of Tom's goodwill and let him repair the fence. The campers availed themselves of the first chance in a week to take a shower.
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avail oneself of

1. Take advantage of, benefit by. For example, To get a better mortgage, he availed himself of the employee credit union. [Late 1500s]
2. Use, employ, as in I'll avail myself of the first cab to come along. [Mid-1800s]
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avail (oneself) of

To make use of.
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The Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) of San Jose availed of P700,000 livelihood project for Meat and Food Processing from DSWD.
The most recent is the Centenarians Law of 2016 where Antique has 22 elders who availed of P100,000 each.
I availed of it; it's part of the infrastructure projects," Estrada said in a phone patch interview with Senate reporters.
The Tax Court focused on whether the taxpayer permitted its earnings and profits (E&P) to accumulate beyond the reasonable needs of the business and whether the taxpayer was formed or availed of for the purpose of avoiding income tax with respect to its shareholders.
The court then considered whether the corporation was formed or availed of for the purpose of avoiding income tax with respect to its shareholders.
Based from the data of the Integrated Provincial Health Office, 25 availed of major operation, 44 for minor operation, 19 for ptyredium, 13 for cataract surgery, and 105 availed of free check-up including medicines.