Apply

  • 1 apply — ap‧ply [əˈplaɪ] verb applied PTandPP 1. [intransitive] to make a formal, usually written, request for something, especially a job, a place at university, or permission to do something: apply for • She had applied for a full time job as an English …

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  • 2 Apply — Ap*ply , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Applied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Applying}.] [OF. aplier, F. appliquer, fr. L. applicare to join, fix, or attach to; ad + plicare to fold, to twist together. See {Applicant}, {Ply}.] 1. To lay or place; to put or adjust… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 apply — [v1] put into use administer, assign, bring into play, bring to bear, employ, engage, execute, exercise, exploit, handle, implement, practice, utilize; concept 225 apply [v2] be appropriate, relevant affect, allude, appertain, be applicable, bear …

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  • 4 apply — [ə plī′] vt. applied, applying [ME applien < OFr aplier < L applicare, to attach to < ad , to + plicare, to fold: see PLY1] 1. to put on or spread on; place so as to be touching [to apply a salve to the skin] 2. to put to some practical… …

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  • 5 Apply — Ap*ply , v. i. 1. To suit; to agree; to have some connection, agreement, or analogy; as, this argument applies well to the case. [1913 Webster] 2. To make request; to have recourse with a view to gain something; to make application. (to); to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 apply — I (pertain) verb affect, be applicable, be concerned with, be connected with, be pertinent, be proper to, be relevant, bear upon, belong to, concern, deal with, have a connection to, have bearing on, have reference, have relation, involve,… …

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  • 7 apply — (v.) late 14c., to put (one s faculties, etc.) to some task or career, late 14c., from O.Fr. aploiier (12c., Mod.Fr. appliquer) apply, use, attach, from L. applicare attach to, join, connect; figuratively, devote (oneself) to, give attention,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 apply — ► VERB (applies, applied) 1) make a formal request for something to be done, such as asking to be considered for a job. 2) bring into operation or use. 3) be relevant. 4) put (a substance) on a surface. 5) (apply oneself) put all one s …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 apply to — index appertain, call (appeal to), importune, petition, pray Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 apply — 1 *use, employ, utilize, avail 2 devote, *direct, address Analogous words: attend, mind, *tend: addict, accustom, *habituate: toil, labor, work, grind (see corresponding nouns at WORK) Contrasted …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 apply — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to request ) to apply for; to (we applied to the authorities for assistance; the captain applied to headquarters for a transfer; she applied for a fellowship) 2) (D; intr.) ( to seek admission to ) to apply to (she applied to… …

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  • 12 Apply — In mathematics and computer science, Apply is a function that applies functions to arguments. It is a central concept in programming languages derived from lambda calculus, such as LISP and Scheme, and also in functional languages. In particular …

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  • 13 apply — ap|ply W1S1 [əˈplaı] v past tense and past participle applied present participle applying third person singular applies ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(request)¦ 2¦(affect)¦ 3¦(use)¦ 4 apply yourself 5¦(make something work)¦ 6¦(spread pai …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 apply — appliable, adj. appliableness, n. appliably, adv. applier, n. /euh pluy /, v., applied, applying. v.t. 1. to make use of as relevant, suitable, or pertinent: to apply a theory to a problem. 2. to put to use, esp. for a particular purpose: to… …

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  • 15 apply */*/*/ — UK [əˈplaɪ] / US verb Word forms apply : present tense I/you/we/they apply he/she/it applies present participle applying past tense applied past participle applied 1) [intransitive] to make an official request for a job or a place in a college or …

    English dictionary

  • 16 apply — ap|ply [ ə plaı ] verb *** ▸ 1 request a job etc. ▸ 2 use method/law etc. ▸ 3 be relevant to/affect ▸ 4 put something on surface ▸ 5 use physical force ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to make an official request for a job or a place to study at a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 apply — [[t]əpla͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦ applies, applying, applied 1) VERB If you apply for something such as a job or membership of an organization, you write a letter or fill in a form in order to ask formally for it. [V for n] I am continuing to apply for jobs...… …

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  • 18 apply — verb 1 REQUEST PERMISSION/A JOB (I) to make a formal, usually written request for something such as a job, place in university, or permission to do something (+ to): I applied to four universities and was accepted by all of them. (+ for):… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 apply — verb 1 be relevant ADVERB ▪ equally ▪ These principles apply equally in all cases. PREPOSITION ▪ to ▪ These restrictions do not apply to us …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 apply — ap•ply [[t]əˈplaɪ[/t]] v. plied, ply•ing 1) to make use of as relevant or suitable: to apply a theory to a problem[/ex] 2) to put to use: to apply pressure to open a door[/ex] 3) to use (a label or other designation): Don t apply that term to… …

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