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apply

ap·ply

apply

 
 
pronunciation:
plaI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: applied, applies, applying
definition 1: to lay on.
He applied paint to the walls and ceiling.
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synonyms:
coat, spread
similar words:
cover, deposit, place, rub
definition 2: to make a formal request, often for employment or permission to enter an institution.
Mr. Kane applied for a job at the supermarket.My daughter applied to several colleges for admission.
similar words:
appeal, try out
derivations: appliable (adj.), appliably (adv.)
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