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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 make use of or put to use.
Jane applied her knowledge of computers in solving the problem.
synonyms:
employ, use
similar words:
practice
definition 2: to lay on.
He applied paint to the wall.
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synonyms:
coat, put, spread
similar words:
administer, cover, deposit, place, rub
definition 3: to use with much effort.
They are really applying themselves to the job.
synonyms:
dedicate
similar words:
devote, persist, study
definition 4: to be related or to matter.
The book applies to what the class is studying.
synonyms:
relate
similar words:
connect
definition 5: to make a request.
Mr. Kane is applying for jobs across the country.
similar words:
appeal, audition, bid, sue, try out
derivations: appliable (adj.), appliably (adv.)
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