Definitions of apply

  1. To suit; to refer to; to make application.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.
  5. To direct or address.
  6. To busy; to keep at work; to ply.
  7. To visit.
  8. 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.
  9. To betake; to address; to refer; - used reflexively.
  10. To bring into contact with something; lay on; to put into practice; to devote to a particular purpose; to fix attentively, as the mind.
  11. To place to or upon.
  12. To put or place ( to); devote; attach; refer; test.
  13. To give wholly ( to); devote ( oneself), as to study.
  14. To suit; to agree; to have some connection, agreement, or analogy; as, this argument applies well to the case.
  15. 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.
  16. To ply; to move.
  17. To apply or address one's self; to give application; to attend closely ( to).
  18. To ask; to petition; to request; to have some connection; as; their remarks do not apply to you.
  19. To suit or agree: to have recourse to: to make request:- pr. p. applying; pa. p. applied'.
  20. To suit; solicit.
  21. refer ( a word or name) to a person or thing; " He applied this racial slur to me!"
  22. apply to a surface; " She applied paint to the back of the house"; " Put on make- up!"
  23. give or convey physically; " She gave him First Aid"; " I gave him a punch in the nose"
  24. ensure observance of laws and rules; " Apply the rules to everyone";
  25. avail oneself to; " apply a principle"; " practice a religion"; " use care when going down the stairs"; " use your common sense"; " practice non- violent resistance"
  26. apply oneself to; " Please apply yourself to your homework"
  27. To devote; address.
  28. To make request; ask; petition.
  29. To lay or put on; to employ; to devote; to address to.
  30. To lay on; to put one thing to another; to use or employ for a particular purpose; to fix the mind with attention; to make application; to suit.
  31. Applying.
  32. Appplied.