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〔 әˋplaI 〕


〔 әˊplai 〕

Overview of verb apply

The verb apply has 10 senses

  • use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

  • apply, hold, go for -- (be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone")

  • apply -- (ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job")

  • put on, apply -- (apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!")

  • lend oneself, apply -- (be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends itself well to our new data")

  • give, apply -- (give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose")

  • practice, apply, use -- (avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance")

  • enforce, implement, apply -- (ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";)

  • apply -- (refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; "He applied this racial slur to me!")

  • apply -- (apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework")