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apply

verb

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  1. 1 to have a relation or connection does your rule about calling home apply to me as well? Synonyms of apply appertain, bear, pertain, refer, relate Words Related to apply affect, concern, interest, involve, touch; associate, connect, couple, interrelate, link, tie in; deal (with), treat Phrases have to do with

  2. 2 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention Sam applied himself to writing thank-you letters to everyone who'd helped sponsor him for the charity walk Synonyms of apply address, bend, buckle, devote, give Words Related to apply readdress, reapply; knuckle down, set (to), settle (down); busy, commit, concern, engage, involve; exert, exhaust, put out, spend, strain, stress, tax, trouble, wear out; carry on, pitch in, plunge (in); grind, hump, hustle, peg (away), plod, plow, plug (away), work Phrases get cracking, get one's act together, get with it, turn one's hand (or turn a hand) Near Antonyms of apply dally, dawdle, dillydally, fiddle (around), fool around, idle, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle

  3. 3 to put a layer of on a surface apply the ointment liberally Synonyms of apply spread, lay, lay onWords Related to apply anoint, bedaub, besmear, dab, daub, plaster, slather, smear; blanket, carpet, coat, cover, layer, mantle, overlay, overlie, overspread, sheet, surfaceNear Antonyms of apply bare, expose, peel, strip, uncover

  4. 4 to put into action or service apply the laws of motion to this physics problem Synonyms of apply use, employ, exercise, exploit, harness, operate, utilizeWords Related to apply handle, manipulate, wield; direct, run, work; cannibalize, recycle, reuseNear Antonyms of apply ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

  5. 5 to bring to bear especially forcefully or effectively apply pressure to the area to stop the bleeding Synonyms of apply exert, exercise, ply, put out, wieldWords Related to apply employ, use, utilize; abuse, misapply, misuse

  6. 6 to carry out effectively a police officer applying the law Synonyms of apply administer, enforce, execute, implementWords Related to apply bring about, effect, effectuate; discharge, fulfill (or fulfil), render; cite, invoke; enact, legislate; honor, observe, uphold; prosecute; promulgateNear Antonyms of apply disregard, ignore, neglect


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