Character 5
Hyphenation ap ply
Pronunciations /əˈplaɪ/

Definitions and meanings of "Apply"

What do we mean by apply?

To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to. intransitive verb

To put to or adapt for a special use. intransitive verb

To put into action. intransitive verb

To engage (oneself) in a task with close attention or persistence. intransitive verb

To be pertinent or relevant. intransitive verb

To request or seek assistance, employment, or admission. intransitive verb

In astrology, of a heavenly body, to approach to the conjunction or aspect of another.

To lay on; bring into physical proximity or contact: as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply medicaments to a diseased part of the body; to apply a match to powder.

To bring into contact with particulars or with a particular case, as a principle, law, or rule; bring to bear upon; put into practical operation.

To use or employ for a particular case, or devote to a particular purpose: as, to apply a sum of money to the payment of a debt.

To connect or associate with, or refer to, some person or thing as applicable or pertinent; use as suitable or relative to some person or thing: as, to apply the testimony to the case.

. To attribute; refer; ascribe.

To give with earnestness or assiduity; employ with attention; devote: as, “apply thine heart unto instruction,” Prov. xxiii. 12.

. To address or direct.

. To be busy about; devote one's self with diligent vigor to; ply (which see).

. To bend (the mind); reflexively, to comply; conform; be subservient to.

. To visit.

Synonyms To place (on). To appropriate (to). To turn, bend, direct. Addict, Devote, Apply. See addict.

. To be in close contiguity.

To have application; be applicable; have some connection, agreement, analogy, or reference: as, this argument applies well to the case; the remarks were not meant to apply to you.

To lay or place; to put (one thing to another)

To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case

To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative

To put closely; to join; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention

To to address; to refer; generally used reflexively.

To submit oneself as a candidate (with the adposition "to" designating the recipient of the submission, and the adposition "for" designating the position).

To pertain or be relevant to a specified individual or group.

To busy; to keep at work; to ply.

To visit.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Apply

The word "apply" in example sentences

If they were asked to define “press” as a group of people, they would have had the term apply to all able-bodied citizens. ❋ Unknown (2010)

To insist that the term apply only to those who fear G-d purely- 100%- would probably rule out most of the people you and I know. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Does not the term apply to all who can make any sort of useful product or commodity? ❋ Unknown (2007)

This idea of being a strict constructionist first of all what is it for folks, break that down, and then does the label apply to Roberts? ❋ Unknown (2005)

We make the term apply to any method of irritating the Hun, from a trench-raid to a big offensive. ❋ Coningsby Dawson (1921)

Does the title apply to the same person throughout the ten chapters? ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

All you need to apply is to be rich, white and bitter. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Does this label apply to everyone in their twenties? ❋ Unknown (2010)

Why should the same term apply to page-level, site-level, and meta-site-level navigation? ❋ Unknown (2009)

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2010 and auditions take place in New York City and, for the first time in the program's history, New Orleans. ❋ Linda Constant (2010)

The deadline to apply is Nov. 17, and awards will be announced next March. ❋ Cecilia Kang (2010)

Because Peppers and the Panthers couldn't agree on a long-term deal by the July 15 deadline, he faces the possibility that Carolina could again apply the franchise tag to him next year at a $20 million cost. ❋ Unknown (2009)

To do so may not violate a law, insofar as all these titles are properly constituted laws; the question of which law to apply is more a matter of meta-law, or senior leadership judgment. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The federal government controls the amount of immigration by raising or lowering the points total you need to qualify, but the cut-off at the time you apply is the one they use to assess your application. ❋ Cath@VWXYNot? (2009)

Or as Scalia puts it, the Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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