use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ(verb)
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"
apply, hold, go for(verb)
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"
ask (for something)
"He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
put on, apply(verb)
apply to a surface
"She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
lend oneself, apply(verb)
be applicable to; as to an analysis
"This theory lends itself well to our new data"
give or convey physically
"She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
practice, apply, use(verb)
avail oneself to
"apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
enforce, implement, apply(verb)
ensure observance of laws and rules
"Apply the rules to everyone";
refer (a word or name) to a person or thing
"He applied this racial slur to me!"
apply oneself to
"Please apply yourself to your homework"
to lay or place; to put or adjust (one thing to another); -- with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply medicaments to a diseased part of the body
to put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to apply money to the payment of a debt
to make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the case; to apply an epithet to a person
to fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline
to direct or address
to betake; to address; to refer; -- used reflexively
to busy; to keep at work; to ply
to suit; to agree; to have some connection, agreement, or analogy; as, this argument applies well to the case
to make request; to have recourse with a view to gain something; to make application. (to); to solicit; as, to apply to a friend for information
to ply; to move
to apply or address one's self; to give application; to attend closely (to)
Origin: [OF. aplier, F. appliquer, fr. L. applicare to join, fix, or attach to; ad + plicare to fold, to twist together. See Applicant, Ply.]
In mathematics and computer science, Apply is a function that applies functions to arguments. It is central to programming languages derived from lambda calculus, such as LISP and Scheme, and also in functional languages. In particular, it has a role in the study of the denotational semantics of computer programs, because it is a continuous function on complete partial orders. In category theory, Apply is important in Cartesian closed categories, where it is a universal morphism, right adjoint to currying.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ap-plī′, v.t. to lay or put to: to administer a remedy: to bring a general law to bear on particular circumstances: (obs.) to ascribe: to employ: to fix the mind on: to bring (a ship) to land.—v.i. to suit or agree: to have recourse to: to make request: (Milton) to assign or impute blame to:—pr.p. apply′ing; pa.p. applīed′.—adj. Applī′able, that may be applied: compliant, well disposed.—ns. Applī′ableness; Applī′ance, anything applied: means used: (Shak.) compliance.—ns. Applicabil′ity, Ap′plicableness.—adj. Ap′plicable, that may be applied: suitable.—adv. Ap′plicably.—n. Ap′plicant, one who applies: a petitioner.—adj. Ap′plicate, put to practical use, applied.—n. Applicā′tion, the act of applying, e.g. the administration of a remedy: diligence: employment, use of anything in special regard to something else, as in the 'application' of a story to real life, the lesson or moral of a fable: close thought or attention: request: a kind of needlework, appliqué: (obs.) compliance.—adj. Ap′plicative, put into actual use in regard to anything: practical.—adj. and n. Ap′plicatory, having the property of applying. [O. Fr. aplier—L. applicāre, ātum—ad, to, plicāre, -ātum, to fold.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'APPLY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1318
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'APPLY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1464
Rank popularity for the word 'APPLY' in Verbs Frequency: #116
The numerical value of APPLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of APPLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- طبّق على, انطبق علىArabic
- прилагам, употребявам, кандидатствамBulgarian
- verwenden, benutzen, anwenden, bewerbenGerman
- apliki, kandidatigiEsperanto
- emplear, presentarse, utilizar, aplicar, aplicarse, optarSpanish
- بکار بردن, درخواست دادنPersian
- koskea, levittää, käyttää, herkistää, kääntyä jonkun puoleen, hakea, soveltaa, panna, asettaa, altistaa, uskoutuaFinnish
- s'inscrire, appliquerFrench
- 申し込む, 用いるJapanese
- 지원하다, 적용하다, 쏟다, 기울이다, 신청하다, 적용되다, 대다, 쓰다Korean
- toepassen, geldenDutch
- candidatar-se, aplicar-se, aplicarPortuguese
- употреблять, применяться, обращаться, подавать заявку, приложить, применять, подавать заявление, заявлять, прилагать, прикладывать, использоватьRussian
- söka, ansöka, gällaSwedish
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