How to use
applicare, from ad-
past tense and past participle
, present participle
, third person singular
to make a formal request, usually written, for something such as a job, a place in a university, or permission to do something
She applied for a job with the local newspaper.
We need to
to build a garage.
I applied to four universities and was accepted by all of them.
intransitive,transitive not in progressive
to have an effect on or to concern a particular person, group, or situation
Do the same rules apply to part-time workers?
The offer only applies to flights from London and Manchester.
to use something such as a method, idea, or law in a particular situation, activity, or process
apply something to something
New technology is being applied to almost every industrial process.
These ideas are often difficult to apply in practice.
to work hard at something, especially with a lot of attention for a long time
Stephen would do well if only he applied himself.
apply yourself to
Over the next months, he applied himself to improving the technique.
make something work
to make something such as a piece of equipment operate, usually by pushing or pressing something
apply the brakes
spread paint/liquid etc
to put or spread something such as paint, liquid, or medicine onto a surface
Apply the cream evenly over the skin.
apply make-up/lipstick etc
to push on something
use a word
to use a particular word or name to describe something or someone
The term 'mat' can be applied to any small rug.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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