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Definition of apply:

  1. To apply or address one's self; to give application; to attend closely ( to).
  2. To betake; to address; to refer; - used reflexively.
  3. To busy; to keep at work; to ply.
  4. To direct or address.
  5. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.
  6. To lay or place; to put or adjust ( one thing to another); - with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply medicaments to a diseased part of the body.
  7. To make request; to have recourse with a view to gain something; to make application. ( to); to solicit; as, to apply to a friend for information.
  8. To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the case; to apply an epithet to a person.
  9. To ply; to move.
  10. To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to apply money to the payment of a debt.
  11. To suit; to agree; to have some connection, agreement, or analogy; as, this argument applies well to the case.
  12. To visit.

Synonyms:

hold back, return, accommodate, withstand, concentrate, application, obtain, deem, try for, carry out, employ, drill, touch, allude to, defy, retain, regard, carry, exploit, ask, get into, generate, cod, take in, suit, hold, utilise, application form, support, chip in, fit, guard, correspond, enforce, gull, recover, reach, concern, oblige, hand, join, admit, practice, establish, surround, reserve, lend oneself, touch on, afford, work, defend, affirmative action, put one across, bestow, throw, do, impart, devote, habituate, put one over, bind, be bound up/together, view as, check, appraisal, fall back on, contribute, fancy, move over, entertain, have, prevail, demand, keep back, leave, dedicate, commit, give, dispense, fall in, try out for, insulate, follow up, confine, arrest, take for, declare, repair, put out, dupe, relevant, sacrifice, direct, spread on, go for, yield, assume, actuate, go through, blanket, take to, bury, sue, nurse, adjudge, bring in, smother, sustain, wear, execute, turn in, resort, focus, draw on, engage, utilize, administer, agree, pertain, coat, follow out, run, stamp, put in, hold up, hold in, wrap, go toward, link, fool, concord, have got, rehearse, book, gain, appertain, collapse, kick in, grant, mount, used, impose, gift, pass on, consume, bear on, practise, interrelate, crown, ply, applicant, pertain to, consent, turn over, bear, have something to do with something, give way, render, collect, turn, harness, pay, appraise, obligate, take hold, biodata, befool, go, curb, bend, lay, affix, feed, involve, be associated with, founder, buckle, buckle down, harbor, control, top, follow through, moderate, implement, use, accept, put through, ease up, consecrate, break, relate, hire, cave in, open, don, keep, pass, put on, slang, present, lay on, maintain, restrain, bidder, harbour, concur, do with, take, halt, contain, make, fasten, cover.

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