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apply



verb
1. put into service;
make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose (Freq. 45)
- 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
Syn:
use, utilize, utilise, employ
Derivationally related forms:
employment (for: employ), applicative, applicatory, application, utilisation (for: utilise), utility (for: utilise), utilizable (for: utilize), utilization (for: utilize), utilizer (for: utilize), utility (for: utilize), useable (for: use), usable (for: use), use (for: use), user (for: use), usage (for: use)
Hyponyms:
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote,
play, pull out all the stops, put, assign, ply, address,
waste, misapply, misuse, avail, overuse, overdrive,
cannibalize, cannibalise, recycle, reprocess, reuse, exploit,
work, tap, strain, extend, exert, exercise,
enjoy, take, share, put to work, implement, fall back,
resort, recur
Verb Group:
practice, use
Cause:
hold, go for
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s something to somebody
- Somebody ----s something PP
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
2. be pertinent or relevant or applicable (Freq. 29)
- The same laws apply to you!
- This theory holds for all irrational numbers
- The same rules go for everyone
Syn:
hold, go for
Derivationally related forms:
applicative, applicable
Hypernyms:
refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to,
bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with
Verb Group:
lend oneself
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Something is ----ing PP
- Something ----s somebody (for: go for)
- Something ----s something (for: go for)
3. ask (for something) (Freq. 13)
- He applied for a leave of absence
- She applied for college
- apply for a job
Derivationally related forms:
application, applicant, applier
Hypernyms:
request, bespeak, call for, quest
Hyponyms:
put in, submit
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s to somebody
- They apply to move
4. apply to a surface (Freq. 11)
- She applied paint to the back of the house
- Put on make-up!
Syn:
put on
Derivationally related forms:
application, applier
Hypernyms:
cover
Hyponyms:
dab, swab, swob, daub, gum,
dress, cream, cold-cream, putty, sponge on, slap on,
clap on, slam on
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something PP
5. be applicable to;
as to an analysis (Freq. 4)
- This theory lends itself well to our new data
Syn:
lend oneself
Ant:
defy (for: lend oneself)
Derivationally related forms:
applicative, applicable, applicatory, application
Verb Group:
hold, go for
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
6. give or convey physically (Freq. 2)
- She gave him First Aid
- I gave him a punch in the nose
Syn:
give
Hypernyms:
distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out,
parcel out, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out,
allot, dole out
Hyponyms:
tread, administer
Verb Group:
give
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something to somebody
7. avail oneself to (Freq. 1)
- apply a principle
- practice a religion
- use care when going down the stairs
- use your common sense
- practice non-violent resistance
Syn:
practice, use
Derivationally related forms:
use (for: use), usance (for: use), applicable, application, practice (for: practice)
Hyponyms:
follow
Verb Group:
use, utilize, utilise, employ
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
8. ensure observance of laws and rules (Freq. 1)
- Apply the rules to everyone
Syn:
enforce, implement
Ant:
exempt (for: enforce)
Derivationally related forms:
applicative, enforcement (for: enforce), enforcer (for: enforce)
Hypernyms:
compel, oblige, obligate
Hyponyms:
run, execute
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
9. refer (a word or name) to a person or thing (Freq. 1)
- He applied this racial slur to me!
Derivationally related forms:
application
Hypernyms:
denote, refer
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something to somebody
- Somebody ----s something PP
10. apply oneself to
- Please apply yourself to your homework
Derivationally related forms:
application
Hypernyms:
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody PP

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