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apply

 
Verb apply has 10 senses
  1. use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ - put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't make use of 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"
    Derived form: noun application2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  2. 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"
    --2 is one way to refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  3. apply - ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
    --3 is one way to
    request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Derived forms: noun application1, noun applicant1, noun applier1
    Sample sentence:
    They apply to move
  4. put on, apply - apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
    --4 is one way to cover
    Derived forms: noun application5, noun application4, noun applier2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. lend oneself, apply - be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends itself well to our new data"
    Derived form: noun application2
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  6. give, apply - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
    --6 is one way to distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  7. 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"
    Derived form: noun application2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. enforce, implement, apply - ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";
    --8 is one way to compel, oblige, obligate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. apply - refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; "He applied this racial slur to me!"
    --9 is one way to
    denote, refer
    Derived form: noun application2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s something PP
  10. apply - apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"
    --10 is one way to
    give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote
    Derived form: noun application6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
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