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applies, 3rd person singular present; applied, past tense; applied, past participle; applying, present participle;
  1. Make a formal application or request
    • - you need to apply to the local authorities for a grant
    • - a number of people have applied to vote by proxy
  2. Put oneself forward formally as a candidate for a job
    • - she had applied for a number of positions
  3. Be applicable or relevant
    • - the offer does not apply to unionized workers
    • - normal rules apply
  4. Put or spread (something) on a surface
    • - the sealer can be applied to new wood
  5. Administer
    • - smooth over with a cloth, applying even pressure
  6. Give one's full attention to a task; work hard

  7. Bring or put into operation or practical use
    • - the oil industry has failed to apply appropriate standards of care

  1. use: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "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? ...
  2. be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"
  3. ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
  4. put on: apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
  5. lend oneself: be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends itself well to our new data"
  6. give: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
  7. In mathematics and computer science, Apply is a function that applies functions to arguments. It is central to programming languages derived from lambda calculus, such as LISP and Scheme, and also in functional languages. ...
  8. (Application (computing)) Application software, also known as an application, is computer software designed to help the user to perform singular or multiple related specific tasks. Examples include enterprise software, accounting software, office suites, graphics software, and media players.
  9. (Application (patent)) A patent application is a request pending at a patent office for the grant of a patent for the invention described and claimed by that application. ...
  10. (Applied) Research can be defined as the search for knowledge or as any systematic investigation to establish facts. ...
  11. 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; 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 ...
  12. (application) The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb; The thing applied; The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use; The act of directing or referring something to a particular ...
  13. (Applying) Implementing, carrying out, using, executing
  14. (Applying) requires the student to use the information in a new and different way.
  15. (Applying) When a planet is moved towards an exact aspect with another planets. Aspects are always more potent when they are applying. Aspect rise to their highest potency the closer the get to exact. ...
  16. (Applying) using known information in a new situation
  17. (Applying) When a planet approaches a conjunction to another planet, a house, or another zodiacal point, it is said to be "applying". The three levels of interpretation of any transiting influence are "applying", "exact", and "separating". (or "waxing", conjunct" "waning", when it involves the Moon)
  18. (Applying) refers to the use of knowledge. Sometimes knowledge is used to expand explanation or theory; sometimes it is used to revise or build new hypotheses or theory. These are examples of application within science. ...
  19. (applying) aspects that become closer or more exact with time; stronger than a separating aspect.
  20. (Application) Using new knowledge. Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques, and rules in a different way.
  21. (Application) The combined form that contains the loan application and the promissory note for a Stafford,  PLUS or Consolidation loan.
  22. (Application) The installation of vinyl on a surface. Two main methods are used: wet and dry. Wet application involves the use of a soapy solution or special fluid on a surface, allowing the vinyl and its transfer-tape carrier to be positioned before final placement. ...
  23. (Application) a request for funds; may imply the use of a special form supplied by the funding source. See proposal.
  24. (application) the service conditions that determine how a hose assembly will be used.
  25. An application is a collection of one or more related software programs that enable a user to enter, store, view, modify or extract information from files or databases. The term is commonly used in place of "program," or "software. ...