HyperDic: apply

English > 10 senses of the word apply:
VERBconsumptionapply, use, utilize, utilise, employput into service
stativeapply, hold, go forbe pertinent or relevant or applicable
communicationapplyask (for something)
contactapply, put onapply to a surface
stativeapply, lend oneselfbe applicable to
possessionapply, givegive or convey physically
socialapply, practice, useavail oneself to
socialapply, enforce, implementensure observance of laws and rules
communicationapplyrefer (a word or name) to a person or thing
socialapplyapply oneself to
apply > pronunciation
Soundsahplay'
Rhymesalkali ... walleye: 28 rhymes with lay...
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningput into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Examples
  • "Apply a magnetic field here"
  • "I apply this rule to get good results"
Synonymsuse, utilize, utilise, employ
Cause toapply, hold, go forBe pertinent or relevant or applicable
Narroweraddressaddress or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question
availUse to one's advantage
cannibalize, cannibaliseUse parts of something to repair something else
enjoyHave benefit from
exert, exerciseput to use
exploit, workUse or manipulate to one's advantage
exploit, tapDraw from
fall back, resort, recurHave recourse to
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
implementapply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
misapply, misuseapply to a wrong thing or person
overuse, overdrivemake use of too often or too extensively
playemploy in a game / game or in a specific position
playUse or move
plyUse diligently
pull out all the stopsUse all resources available
put, assignAttribute or give
recycle, reprocess, reuseUse again after processing
shareUse jointly or in common
strain, extendUse to the utmost
taketravel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
wasteUse inefficiently or inappropriately
work, put to workCause to work
Similar topractice, apply, useavail oneself to
Spanishaplicar, aprovechar, emplear, esgrimir, usar, utilizar
Catalanaplicar, emprar, esgrimir, fer servir, usar, utilitzar
Adjectivesapplicative, applicatoryreadily applicable or practical
Nounsapplicationthe act of bringing something to bear
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe pertinent or relevant or applicable.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The same laws apply to you!"
Synonymshold, go for
Caused byuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Broaderrefer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do withBe relevant to
Similar tolend oneself, applyBe applicable to
Spanishaplicarse
Catalanaplicar-se, ser aplicable
Adjectivesapplicablecapable of being applied
applicativereadily applicable or practical
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningask (for something).
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s to somebody
ModelThey apply to move
Example "apply for a job"
Entailed byinterviewGo for an interview in the hope of being hired
Narrowerput in, submitmake an application as for a job or funding
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishsolicitar
Nounsapplicant, appliera person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment / employment or admission
applicationa verbal or written request for assistance or employment / employment or admission to a school
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningapply to a surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymput on
Narrowercold-creamput cold cream on one's face
creamput on cream, as on one's face or body
dab, swab, swobapply (usually a liquid / liquid) to a surface
daubapply to a surface
dressput a dressing on
gumCover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum
puttyapply putty in order to fix or fill
slap on, clap on, slam onapply carelessly
sponge onapply with a sponge
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Spanishaplicar
Catalanaplicar
Nounsapplicationthe work of applying something
applicationliquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
appliera device for applying a substance
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe applicable to; as to an analysis.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymlend oneself
Oppositedefy, resist, refuseelude, especially in a baffling way
Similar toapply, hold, go forBe pertinent or relevant or applicable
Spanishaplicar, colaborar
Adjectivesapplicablecapable of being applied
applicative, applicatoryreadily applicable or practical
Nounsapplicationthe act of bringing something to bear
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 6, possession
MeaningGive or convey physically.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymgive
Entailed byadminister, dispenseGive or apply (medications)
NarroweradministerPerform (a church sacrament) ritually
treadapply (the tread) to a tire
Broaderdistribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole outAdminister or bestow, as in small portions
Similar togiveGive (as medicine)
Spanishaplicar, dar
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 7, social
Meaningavail oneself to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"apply a principle"
Synonymspractice, use
Narrowerfollowadhere to or practice
Similar touse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishaplicar, practicar, usar, utilizar
Catalanaplicar, practicar
Adjectivesapplicablecapable of being applied
Nounsapplicationthe act of bringing something to bear
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 8, social
Meaningensure observance of laws and rules.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Apply the rules to everyone"
Synonymsenforce, implement
Narrowerexecutecarry out the legalities of
run, executecarry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
Broadercompel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
Oppositeexempt, relieve, freegrant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
Spanishaplicar, imponer
Catalanaplicar
Adjectivesapplicativereadily applicable or practical
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 9, communication
MeaningRefer (a word or name) to a person or thing.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Broaderdenote, referHave as a meaning / meaning
Spanishaplicar
Nounsapplicationthe act of bringing something to bear
English > apply: 10 senses > verb 10, social
Meaningapply oneself to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Example"Please apply yourself to your homework"
Broadergive, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Spanishdedicarse
Nounsapplicationa diligent effort

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