Synonyms of 'resort'
1 courseDictionary, hope, chance
the option of force as a last resort
goDictionary, visit (old-fashioned) , repair
phrasal verbresort to something
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If there is a chance of something happening, it is possible that it will happen.
This partnership has a good chance of success.
An expedient is an action that achieves a particular purpose, but may not be morally right.
I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
Thesaurus for resort from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you resort to a course of action that you do not really approve of, you adopt it because you cannot see any other way of achieving what you want .