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Synonyms for apply
əˈplaɪap·p·ly

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apply

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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!"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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";

    Synonyms:
    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!"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

Editors Contribution

  1. appertaining

    relating to; concern

    Submitted by 12495704 on December 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. applyverb

    Synonyms:
    lay upon, put or place upon

  2. applyverb

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

  3. applyverb

    Synonyms:
    disperse, execute, carry out, put in practice

  4. applyverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. applyverb

    Synonyms:
    utilize, employ, practice

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How to use apply in a sentence?

  1. Richard Parkes:

    We believe the FDA will likely view the risk as likely to be a class effect and apply changes to all approved drugs in the class, thus, even with information added to Onglyza's label for increased risk of heart failure hospitalization, we do not expect the drug to be commercially disadvantaged versus other members of its class.

  2. Meghan Farley:

    Many schools are making it easier and easier for students to apply to more and more schools.

  3. Chenkai Wu:

    It may not apply to everybody, but we think work brings people a lot of economic and social benefits that could impact the length of their lives.

  4. Samuel Alito:

    A lot of Chief Justice John Roberts brief and all the other briefs that have been filed against Texas in both of these cases suggest that we should issue a rule that applied just to this case, when we decide a case, the rule that we establish should apply to everybody who's similarly situated.

  5. Scott Walker:

    I'm not comparing those two entities, what I meant was, it was about … the leadership we provided under extremely difficult circumstances, arguably, the most difficult of any governor in the country, and maybe in recent times.To me, I apply that to saying if I were to run and if I were to win and be commander in chief, I believe that kind of leadership is what's necessary to take on radical Islamic terrorism.


Translations for apply

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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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