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Synonyms for apply
əˈplaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

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

  2. 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"

    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. apply(verb)

    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, apply(verb)

    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, apply(verb)

    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, apply(verb)

    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, 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"

    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, apply(verb)

    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. apply(verb)

    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. apply(verb)

    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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. appertaining

    relating to; concern

    Submitted by 12495704 on December 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apply(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lay upon, put or place upon

  2. apply(v. a.)

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

  3. apply(v. a.)

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

  4. apply(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. apply(v)

    Synonyms:
    utilize, employ, practice

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How to use apply in a sentence?

  1. Janusz Jakimowicz:

    We hope to apply for the extraction concession next year.

  2. Filippo Yacob:

    The Cubetto kit's The Cubetto kit that Heather McGowan can apply to anything : Heather McGowan basically learn to think in a very logical and rational manner, for us, The Cubetto kit's about making children future proof.

  3. Cassandra Stubbs:

    This shows that the Supreme Court continues to apply close scrutiny to the death penalty. I think it's really a harbinger of the day coming when the Supreme Court is going to strike it down.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    I don't know whether the White House is directly involved, because we can't get an answer to that question, but we do know that they are making some claim that a privilege may apply.

  5. Brian Adams:

    Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.

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Translations for apply

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  • طبّق على, انطبق علىArabic
  • прилагам, употребявам, кандидатствамBulgarian
  • verwenden, benutzen, anwenden, bewerbenGerman
  • ισχύουνGreek
  • 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
  • jelentkezikHungarian
  • aplikarIdo
  • applicareItalian
  • 申し込む, 用いるJapanese
  • 지원하다, 적용하다, 쏟다, 기울이다, 신청하다, 적용되다, 대다, 쓰다Korean
  • ngakiMāori
  • 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
  • விண்ணப்பிக்கTamil
  • uygulamakTurkish
  • 应用Chinese

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