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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

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

How to pronounce apply?

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How to say apply in sign language?

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How to use apply in a sentence?

  1. Kaelan Hollon:

    We firmly support the public awareness of the harms of smoking cigarettes, but the manner in which those messages are delivered to the public cannot run afoul of the First Amendment protections that apply to all speakers, including cigarette manufacturers.

  2. Andrei Lankov:

    North Korea citizens decision to officially report the drought in North Korea citizens internal media is remarkable, it's a signal to both domestic and foreign audience that probably something will go bad later this year. So they will probably apply for foreign aid.

  3. Melissa Moritz:

    I firmly believe that our kids across the country are just brilliant, amazing students. Our kids have opportunities to pursue their dreams, to think about STEM as a potential field of study, i really believe our kids are going to provide the sole answers to the challenges of the future and the challenges of today, and that to do that, they will need to apply STEM skill sets. It’s our job through education, our responsibility to open up this amazing world of STEM.

  4. Almas Bobby:

    We are not being issued ID cards showing our genders because authorities want us to undergo a medical examination to ascertain our gender, we have refused to do it. Do they do such tests when men and women apply for ID cards. Then why are we being discriminated against?

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Woman called often beauty is so haughty that she accepts her mistakes only with a small asterisk that says *Big Conditions apply.


Translations for apply

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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