Adjective "apply" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Make a formal application or request.
  1. with infinitive 'a number of people have applied to vote by proxy'
  2. 'The chief state solicitor would then apply to the High Court for arrest warrants for the three, which would trigger a hearing of the court.'
  3. 'Women artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply and may request up to $2,000.'
  4. 'You may apply to register only for the voting district in which you are resident.'
  5. 'So media houses must apply to be registered, and furnish the government with certain details as requested on the forms provided.'
  6. 'In exceptional circumstances a child can instruct a solicitor to apply to the Court for the right to see their family, including their brothers or sisters.'
  7. 'Any volunteers who help gather signatures must be registered voters and must apply to volunteer.'
  8. 'The electorate can apply to cast their vote at elections and the Government is now considering options to expand the scheme.'
  9. 'She has contacted the Charity Commission to apply to be a registered charity.'
  10. 'Any voter who wants to vote but doesn't want to go to the station in person can apply to vote by post.'
  11. 'Prosecution lawyers now have two or three days in which they can apply to appeal against the decision.'
  12. 'Geraldton Secondary College's new Highbury campus principal was looking for a new challenge when she applied for the position.'
  13. 'And it will come as no surprise that a lot of candidates have probably applied for such position.'
  14. 'The job will be offered to one of the 16 unsuccessful candidates who applied for the job last year.'
  15. 'I applied for a job in that august educational institution known to locals as The Uni.'
  16. 'She applied for a teaching position with little optimism and was thrilled when she was eventually told she had beaten off competition from younger applicants to secure the post.'
  17. 'Peter emerged successful over five other candidates who had applied for the position.'
  18. 'The Government allowed immigrants who had applied for asylum before that date to apply for work.'
  19. 'Likewise, appointments panels may see only three or four of the 200 candidates who have applied for a vacancy.'
Be applicable or relevant.
  1. 'normal rules apply'
  2. 'Such a situation would not apply to the appeal proposal.'
  3. 'Due to the crackdown on money laundering, stringent rules now apply to banks when customers do business involving even small sums of money.'
  4. 'This noble mission, however, does not currently apply to people who seek only subjective perfection.'
  5. 'Parliament intended that the authorisation of relevant acts was to apply to existing demonstrations.'
  6. 'However, the extent to which these findings would apply to women seeking the presidency or vice presidency is unknown.'
  7. 'If you then go, if you would, to the document that was given to me when I sought to find out the relevant rules that apply to lodging a group nomination.'
  8. 'The normal wear and tear rules apply to furnished holiday lettings.'
  9. 'That free vote will apply to ministers and whips as well as to back-benchers.'
  10. 'By his actions he has shown that he believes the normal rules do not apply to him.'
  11. 'New federal ethics rules apply to all companies, regardless of size.'
  12. '‘The ideas and innovations which have been brought together can be applied to any home,’ she said.'
  13. 'Standard precautions are applied to all patients being cared for in health care facilities, regardless of diagnoses.'
  14. 'So while the navy will be recruiting fewer men and women, higher standards will be applied to those trying to join up.'
  15. 'The highest artistic standards would still be applied to the top groups and performers by their cognoscenti audiences and critics.'
  16. 'By the mid-1890s, such rhythms were being applied to both the standard form of the march and to the song form.'
  17. 'The same operation is applied to all of the elements of the structure by the simultaneous operation of the vector processors.'
  18. 'We applied an appropriate standard technique of administering the drug into a vein of the forearm.'
  19. 'A bootstrap method is then applied to estimate the standard deviations of the regression coefficients.'
  20. 'When productivity as an economic metric is applied to the whole operation, the welfare of the individual animal is ignored.'
  21. 'His Honour applied the appropriate civil standard of proof appropriately understood - and so on.'
Put or spread (a substance) on a surface.
  1. 'The first step is to prepare the surface by applying a mixture of mortar, sand and molasses.'
  2. 'Once the paint is applied to a surface, it should be able to stay there.'
  3. 'The other, the sport condition, affects the way the oil is applied on the surface of the lanes.'
  4. 'To control the growth of these organisms on boats, antifouling coatings are periodically applied to their surfaces.'
  5. 'The method is similar to what is called dry fresco in Europe, as the paints are applied to a dry surface, not wet plaster as in true fresco.'
  6. 'A roller is used to apply ink to the surface, which adheres to the drawn lines, but is repelled by the rest of the damp surface.'
  7. 'The coatings are applied to the interior surface of the window.'
  8. 'A mixture of bean paste and lime is applied to stencil patterns on the cotton before it is dyed with indigo.'
  9. 'An aluminum bronze coating is applied to one of the parts.'
  10. 'When used with insulated glass panels, the coating is applied to the outer surface of the inner skin.'
  11. 'smooth over with a cloth, applying even pressure'
  12. 'The visitors had discovered what the home side had singularly failed to do in the first half, that long territory guzzling kicks using the wind and slope would apply the pressure.'
  13. 'And, therefore, I feel now is the time to say we are against appeasement, and we have to apply pressure.'
  14. 'I will not be applying any pressure on Liam, it will solely be his decision.'
  15. 'The practitioner's feet are used to apply pressure along the recipient's back, arms and legs.'
  16. 'With college teachers and parents applying pressure on their wards to get high grades, soft skills such as communication and presentation have taken a backseat.'
  17. 'By mechanically applying an even pressure over the body, the squeeze chair creates a calming effect without the terror and over-stimulation of human touch.'
  18. 'The blood stained the silken cloth as he applied pressure to the wound.'
  19. 'It's up to them to apply pressure on the government - and on the newspapers to which they subscribe - to stop the threat.'
  20. 'As well as finger pressure, practitioners may use elbows, knees and even feet to apply pressure or massage to the correct points.'
  21. 'It is a very complicated process where we have to apply pressure.'
Give one's full attention to a task; work hard.
  1. 'I know this may sound like a difficult challenge but if you apply yourself to the task you can get a modicum of enjoyment from the dross in your mailbox.'
  2. 'I'm the kind of person that needs something to grasp my attention completely for me to apply myself fully - that's the good thing about my work, it's not at all taxing, so I can get away with less than 70% effort!'
  3. 'Now that was a task I could apply myself to with relish.'
  4. 'From the Eagles' perspective, the run into the finals is going to be an absorbing affair, as August is traditionally the time when players apply themselves to the task in earnest.'
  5. 'We know we are capable of beating a lot of teams provided we keep applying ourselves and working hard.'
  6. 'His inability to apply himself to a given task, however, resurfaces in less than a fortnight.'
  7. 'He said: ‘I want head teachers to be tough with teachers within their schools to make sure that the teachers are applying themselves to their tasks.’'
  8. 'Girls, who tend to apply themselves harder, provide a steadying influence.'
  9. 'Working under severe weather conditions, the cable party applied itself diligently to all tasks assigned by command.'
  10. 'Although I have finally been given a small piece of work to do (nothing crucial, generous deadline), I'm finding it hard to apply myself after such a long period of enforced inactivity.'

More definitions

1. to make use of as relevant, suitable, or pertinent: to apply a theory to a problem.

2. to put to use, especially for a particular purpose: to apply pressure to open a door.

3. to bring into action; use; employ: He applied the brakes and skidded to a stop.

4. to use a label or other designation: Don't apply any such term to me.

5. to use for or assign to a specific purpose: He applied a portion of his salary each week to savings. |-

More examples(as adjective)

"systems can be apply to shows."

"proposals can be apply to traffickers."

"people can be apply for jobs."

"volumes can be apply to beans."

"theories can be apply to glasses."

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Late Middle English: from Old French aplier, from Latin applicare ‘fold, fasten to’, from ad- ‘to’ + plicare ‘to fold’.