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available

[ uh-vey-luh-buhl ]
/ əˈveɪ lə bəl /
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adjective

suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available.
readily obtainable; accessible: available resources.
free or willing to do something; not occupied: I’m sorry, Mrs. Clarke is not available to speak with you right now.
not involved in a romantic or sexual relationship; single: Why would you tell Rachel that I’m available when you know how serious I am about Tina?
Archaic.
  1. efficacious, advantageous, or profitable.
  2. legally valid.

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of available

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English; see origin at avail, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for available

available
/ (əˈveɪləbəl) /

adjective

obtainable or accessible; capable of being made use of; at hand
US politics derogatory suitable for public office, usually as a result of having an inoffensive characterSmith was a particularly available candidate

Derived forms of available

availability or availableness, nounavailably, adverb
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