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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can apply it in Tokyo, New York or Mumbai.
Workers are supposed to begin to apply for the permits.
Those kind of precautions apply any place in the world.
We hope to apply for the extraction concession next year.
We learn to acquire knowledge and with wisdom, we apply it.
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Translations for apply
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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, использовать, подать заявлениеRussian
- söka, ansöka, gällaSwedish
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