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    apply - Dictionary definition and meaning for word apply

    Definition
    (verb) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    Synonyms : employ , use , utilise , utilize
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    Synonyms : go for , hold
    Example Sentence
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone
    Definition
    (verb) ask (for something)
    Example Sentence
    • He applied for a leave of absence
    • She applied for college
    • apply for a job
    Definition
    (verb) apply to a surface
    Synonyms : put on
    Example Sentence
    • She applied paint to the back of the house
    • Put on make-up!
    Definition
    (verb) be applicable to; as to an analysis
    Synonyms : lend oneself
    Example Sentence
    • This theory lends itself well to our new data
    Definition
    (verb) give or convey physically
    Synonyms : give
    Example Sentence
    • She gave him First Aid
    • I gave him a punch in the nose
    Definition
    (verb) avail oneself to
    Synonyms : practice , use
    Example Sentence
    • apply a principle
    • practice a religion
    • use care when going down the stairs
    • use your common sense
    • practice non-violent resistance
    Definition
    (verb) ensure observance of laws and rules
    Synonyms : enforce , implement
    Example Sentence
    • Apply the rules to everyone
    Definition
    (verb) refer (a word or name) to a person or thing
    Example Sentence
    • He applied this racial slur to me!
    Definition
    (verb) apply oneself to
    Example Sentence
    • Please apply yourself to your homework
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