Synonyms of apply


1. use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

usage: 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"

2. apply, hold, go for, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with

usage: 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"

3. apply, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"

4. put on, apply, cover

usage: apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"

5. lend oneself, apply

usage: be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends itself well to our new data"

6. give, apply, distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out

usage: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"

7. practice, apply, use

usage: avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"

8. enforce, implement, apply, compel, oblige, obligate

usage: ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";

9. apply, denote, refer

usage: refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; "He applied this racial slur to me!"

10. apply, give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote

usage: apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"

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Definition and meaning of apply (Dictionary)