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Synonyms for apply

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  1. apply

    adduce, use, employ, allot, dedicate, devote, exercise, apportion, direct, engage

    disuse, divorce, discard, supersede, alienate, remove, misapply, misdirect, divert, misappropriate, misemploy

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  1. use, utilize, utilise, apply, employverb

    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"

    lend oneself, use, practice, give, hold, utilise, put on, employ, engage, hire, enforce, implement, expend, utilize, go for, habituate

  2. apply, hold, go forverb

    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"

    accommodate, practice, book, lend oneself, retain, hope, moderate, enforce, support, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, deem, utilize, put on, arrest, guard, take, have, concord, employ, try for, check, make, take for, keep, defy, control, take to, harbor, utilise, go for, throw, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, hold up, curb, hold, use, have got, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, hold in, accept, halt, contain, obtain, maintain, confine, concur, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, implement, view as, fancy, consent, bear

  3. applyverb

    ask (for something)

    "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"

    employ, use, go for, give, lend oneself, put on, implement, utilise, enforce, practice, hold, utilize

  4. put on, applyverb

    apply to a surface

    "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"

    dupe, use, gull, gain, put one over, get into, enforce, slang, practice, hold, put one across, turn in, put on, utilize, befool, cod, give, assume, take in, wear, lend oneself, mount, employ, fool, implement, don, go for, utilise

  5. lend oneself, applyverb

    be applicable to; as to an analysis

    "This theory lends itself well to our new data"

    employ, use, go for, give, lend oneself, put on, implement, utilise, enforce, practice, hold, utilize

  6. give, applyverb

    give or convey physically

    "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"

    commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, enforce, impart, pass on, lend oneself, move over, return, establish, utilize, put on, reach, present, have, employ, fall in, make, pay, go for, throw, gift, kick in, feed, break, ease up, give, grant, open, founder, devote, hold, pass, render, use, practice, sacrifice, yield, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, utilise, generate, contribute, afford, implement, hand

  7. practice, apply, useverb

    avail oneself to

    "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"

    use, rehearse, practise, enforce, give, drill, practice, hold, utilise, put on, employ, lend oneself, commit, implement, expend, utilize, go for, habituate, do, exercise

  8. enforce, implement, applyverb

    ensure observance of laws and rules

    "Apply the rules to everyone";

    lend oneself, follow out, carry out, follow through, implement, employ, give, go through, hold, utilise, put on, follow up, use, impose, enforce, practice, put through, utilize, go for

  9. applyverb

    refer (a word or name) to a person or thing

    "He applied this racial slur to me!"

    employ, use, go for, give, lend oneself, put on, implement, utilise, enforce, practice, hold, utilize

  10. applyverb

    apply oneself to

    "Please apply yourself to your homework"

    employ, use, go for, give, lend oneself, put on, implement, utilise, enforce, practice, hold, utilize

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. appertaining

    relating to; concern

    Submitted by 12495704 on December 1, 2020  

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  1. applyverb

    lay upon, put or place upon

  2. applyverb

    appropriate, use, employ, exercise, ply, convert to use, put to use

  3. applyverb

    disperse, execute, carry out, put in practice

  4. applyverb

    devote, dedicate, addict, direct, engage, turn attentively, bend with diligence

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  1. applyverb

    utilize, employ, practice

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How to use apply in a sentence?

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

  2. Leah Rambo:

    The truth is, women don't apply, and oftentimes, minorities don't apply, because they simply don't know it's available (and) don't know they can do it, and the easiest way to dispel that is just to put someone there that looks like you.

  3. Josh Billings:

    There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.

  4. Robert Moorhead:

    What the UAVs allow us to do is to allow the farmer to go out there and apply herbicide only where he really needs to apply it, so, it saves money and it reduces the load on the environment.

  5. Nick Wade:

    The worst anyone can say is 'no.' We told them If you want to apply, apply. When (the schools) said yes, they felt elated and blessed. we have a good base. We have good role models all around with our family and friends. We always tell them you have too many God-given talents to not be successful.

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  • انطبق على, طبّق علىArabic
  • употребявам, прилагам, кандидатствамBulgarian
  • ansøgeDanish
  • anwenden, bewerben, benutzen, verwendenGerman
  • ισχύουνGreek
  • kandidatigi, aplikiEsperanto
  • aplicar, aplicarse, optar, utilizar, emplear, presentarseSpanish
  • درخواست دادن, بکار بردنPersian
  • altistaa, hakea, kääntyä jonkun puoleen, koskea, soveltaa, herkistää, uskoutua, panna, käyttää, asettaa, levittääFinnish
  • s'inscrire, appliquerFrench
  • jelentkezikHungarian
  • aplikarIdo
  • applicareItalian
  • 用いる, 申し込むJapanese
  • 지원하다, 쓰다, 대다, 적용되다, 적용하다, 쏟다, 신청하다, 기울이다Korean
  • ngakiMāori
  • gelden, toepassenDutch
  • aplicar-se, aplicar, candidatar-sePortuguese
  • заявлять, использовать, применяться, обращаться, прикладывать, прилагать, подавать заявление, подавать заявку, применять, приложить, употреблять, подать заявлениеRussian
  • gälla, söka, ansökaSwedish
  • விண்ணப்பிக்கTamil
  • uygulamakTurkish
  • 应用Chinese

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