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Definition of APPLY
Pronunciation : APPLY

verb : APPLY

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

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

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

    ) be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends itself well to our new data" ;

  • 6. (

    ) give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose" ;

  • 7. (

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

  • 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" ;

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