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

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 make application or request; ask; have recourse with a view to gain something: as, to apply for an office, information, etc.

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.

To smoke weed. Urban Dictionary

Legitimate or True Urban Dictionary

Something that has been done; pas-tense Urban Dictionary

Shortened term of: apple pie. Urban Dictionary

"What are you applying" Phrase used by people who are trying to find out what someone else is trying to say Urban Dictionary

To make it known you want somebody Urban Dictionary

While giving evidence at the trial of Stephen Ward, Rice-Davies made the quip for which she is most remembered. When the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied having an affair or having even met her, she replied, "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" (from Wikipedia). Hence, "MRD applies" means "he would say that, wouldn't he". Usually used to devalue an opinion by drawing attention to the other-than-impartial situation of the person voicing it. Urban Dictionary

To overcome obstacles and excel with finesse at any given task due to an individual’s brute will power. 💪🏽 often at the expense of lost sleep, occasionally lost friendships, and less free time. Urban Dictionary

A term to point something out without saying what it is Urban Dictionary

Panic-applying is the inescapable action of applying to infinitely many, and possibly random, job/internship opportunities due to career anxiety. Urban Dictionary

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)

Let's apply and [watch] [Up In Smoke]. ❋ Foster Bell (2008)

This [fuckin'] [applies] our [lives]. ❋ Revilones (2011)

"I have done (applied) what I have been [taught] to do" "Did you follow [the recipe] this tastes great?"... [Yes I] did (applied) it. ❋ G3nrg (2014)

and so lisa [was like], "if you [combine] the words apple and [pie], you'd get something ..." and then someone else was like, "applie." ❋ Excuse You, I Only Speak Superpower (2004)

"what [are you] applying [fool]?" ❋ Andy Smith (2003)

[if you want] me , [apply pressure]. ❋ BrooklynRoseee (2020)

I think this is a [silly] idea, myself, but then, I’m a state [regulator], so MRD applies. John [Quiggin] on ❋ Francis Mansell (2005)

Damn [homebody], how you wheelie the bike so nice!? you really [applying pressure]! They think they can hold Mike back in Calculus, but I promise you, he gon [apply pressure]. ❋ Kwamzz (2018)

alex: it still applies [nicole]: [what does]! alex: [ROFL] ❋ XX Usdhm Xx (2010)

- Dude, I have panic-applied to so many jobs, why am I still [unemployed]? - If you still don't have a summer [internship], I think [it's time] to panic-apply! ❋ Royalchicks (2021)

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