1. Put into service;
    Make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose (synset 201161188)
    "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. Be pertinent or relevant or applicable (synset 202682599)
    "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"
  3. Ask (for something) (synset 200767441)
    "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
  4. Apply to a surface (synset 201366351)
    "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
  5. Be applicable to;
    As to an analysis (synset 202713289)
    "This theory lends itself well to our new data"
  6. Give or convey physically (synset 202314145)
    "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
  7. Avail oneself to (synset 202567247)
    "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
  8. Ensure observance of laws and rules (synset 202565990)
    "Apply the rules to everyone"
  9. Refer (a word or name) to a person or thing (synset 201028567)
    "He applied this racial slur to me!"
  10. Apply oneself to (synset 202601520)
    "Please apply yourself to your homework"

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