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(verb, adj.)


There are 12 meanings of the word Apply.

How to pronounce apply:

Def 1 US
Def 2 UK

Apply - as a verb

Be pertinent or relevant or applicable

Example: "The same laws apply to you!"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
go forhold8

Ask (for something)

Example: "He applied for a leave of absence"

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
ask forbespeak15call forquest14request16
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Coat, cover or smear a surface with

Example: "She applied paint to the back of the house"

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Be applicable to; as to an analysis

Example: "This theory lends itself well to our new data"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
lend oneself

Give or convey physically

Example: "She gave him first aid"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
administer13allot5deal5deal outdish outdispense11distribute13dole outlot3mete outparcel outshell out
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Avail oneself to

Example: "Apply a principle"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Ensure observance of laws and rules

Example: "Apply the rules to everyone"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Refer (a word or name) to a person or thing

Example: "He applied this racial slur to me!"

Apply oneself to

Example: "Please apply yourself to your homework"

Apply - as an adjective

Resembling apples, apple-like.

Of, or pertaining to, apples.

Example Sentences

"I need to apply sunscreen before going outside."
"She decided to apply for a job at the local bakery."
"Please apply a thin layer of paint on the wall."
"He needs to apply more effort if he wants to succeed."
"You should apply the brakes gently to avoid skidding."
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Word Game Points

Is APPLY a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, apply is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

APPLY has a SCRABBLE points total of 12.

Is APPLY a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, apply is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
APPLY has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 14.

Is APPLY a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, apply is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
APPLY has a WORDFEUD points total of 14.

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