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Definition of Apply

Verb: apply  u'plI

  1. Put into service; make work for a particular purpose or use as designed
    "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "I apply this rule to get good results";
    - use, utilize, utilise [Brit], employ
     
  2. Be pertinent, relevant or applicable
    "The same laws apply to you!";
    - hold, go for
     
  3. Ask (for something)
    "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
     
  4. Use to cover a surface
    "She applied paint to the back of the house";
    - put on
     
  5. Be applicable to; as to an analysis
    - lend oneself
     
  6. Give or convey physically
    "She applied him First Aid";
    - give
     
  7. Make use of; obey or follow
    "apply a principle";
    - practice [N. Amer], use, practise [Brit, Cdn]
     
  8. Ensure observance of laws and rules
    "Apply the rules to everyone";
    - enforce, implement
     
  9. Refer (a word or name) to a person or thing
    "He applied this racial slur to me!"
     
  10. Apply oneself to
    "Please apply yourself to your homework"

See also:
appliques
applying

Anagrams containing the word apply

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