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"Aply" is probably misspelled. Trying apply instead Definition of apply

1. apply [ v ] put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
Examples: : "use your head!" "I can't make use of this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects"

Used in print:

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

One can apply these facts to Britain in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as she spread her dominion over palm and pine , and they can be applied again to the United_States in more recent years .

One can apply these facts to Britain in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as she spread her dominion over palm and pine , and they can be applied again to the United_States in more recent years .

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

Experiments were made on an electric arc applying a porous graphite anode cooled by a transpiring gas ( Argon ) .

Feed_back of the energy transferred to the anode by applying gas transpiration through the anode .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

Corrections were applied for modulation broadening , apparatus background , and field shift .

Synonyms use apply employ utilize utilise Related Terms put give take share enjoy exert implement waste exploit fall_back strain exploit avail work misapply misapply address recycle pull_out_all_the_stops cannibalize overuse ply play play practice use utility user

2. apply [ v ] be pertinent or relevant or applicable
Examples: "The same laws apply to you!" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "The same rules go for everyone"

Used in print:

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

This applies to his picture of Adam .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

The royalty applies to both principal and interest , but it never exceeds 5 percent .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

To_what_extent such low_density applies to micrometeorites is unknown .

The figures in the next-to-last column are derived with the assumption of 50 per_cent shielding by the Earth ; hence , these figures apply immediately above the Earth 's atmosphere .

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

Also , for the present , great caution should be exercised in the choice of an experimental animal for pulmonary studies if they are to be applied to man .

Synonyms apply hold go_for Related Terms refer lend_oneself

3. apply [ v ] apply oneself to
Examples: "Please apply yourself to your homework"

Used in print:

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

The applicant pays the rest of the cost , but his own time spent on the work and charges for the use of equipment which he owns may be applied toward his share of the cost .

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

The third method was , to our knowledge , successfully applied for_the_first_time by C._Sheer and co-workers ( Ref. 2 ) .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

In the above development we have applied the thermodynamics_of_equilibrium ( referred to by some as thermostatics ) to the steady state .

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

Modifications of the last technique have been applied by several groups of investigators .

Five milliamperes / cell were applied for 18 hr , after which the strips were stained with bromophenol_blue and densitometry was carried_out using a Spinco_Analytrol .

Synonyms apply utilize implement Related Terms use give change work misapply application implementation

4. apply [ v ] ask (for something)
Examples: "He applied for a leave of absence" "She applied for college" "apply for a job"

Used in print:

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

In 1803 Oersted returned to Copenhagen and applied for the university 's chair in physics but was rejected because he was probably considered more a philosopher than a physicist .

(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

When he heard that Paul_Whiteman was looking_for singers to replace the Rhythm_Boys , Mercer applied and got the job , `` not for my voice , I 'm sure , but because I could write songs and material generally '' .

(Your Federal Income Tax. 1962 Edition (Revised to...)

You may apply for such an extension by filing Form_2688 , Application_For_Extension_Of_Time_To_File , with the District_Director_of_Internal_Revenue for your district , or you may make your application in a letter .

(Raymond J. Corsini et al., Roleplaying in Business...)

The position of receptionist was opened in a large office and an announcement was made to the other girls already working that they could apply for this job which had higher prestige and slightly higher salary than typing and clerking positions .

Synonyms apply Related Terms request put_in application

5. apply [ v ] apply to a surface
Examples: : "She applied paint to the back of the house" "Put on make-up!"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Whee the People : Lovely_Thrush_Annamorena gave_up a promising show_biz career to apply glamor touches to her hubby , Ray_Lenobel 's fur firm here .

(The Christian Science Monitor...)

Although the false glamour surrounding bourbon or other whisky commercials is possibly no_more fatuous than the pseudo-sophistication with which TV soft-drinks are downed or toothpaste applied , there is a sad difference between enticing a viewer into sipping Oopsie-Cola and gulling him into downing bourbon .

(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)

The bottom planking is applied in the same manner .

Using a cheap brush , coat one side of the bottom with the resin and_then apply the cloth .

When the cloth is smooth , apply another coat of resin , spreading it with a paint_roller .

Synonyms apply put_on Related Terms cover dab slap_on sponge_on dress daub putty coldcream cold-cream cream lotion

6. apply [ v ] be applicable to; as to an analysis
Examples: "This theory lends itself well to our new data"

Used in print:

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

This has an interesting analogy with the assumption stated by Philippoff that `` the deformational mechanics of elastic solids can be applied to flowing solutions '' .

If it is assumed that the formula given by Lodge of * * f , cosec 2lc applies , the pressure difference along the major_axes can be calculated from the angle of inclination of the major_axis , and from this the interfacial_tension can be calculated .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

This creates an amusing effect because its position in a sentence seems to make it apply to the wrong word .

Synonyms apply lend_oneself Related Terms defy application

7. apply [ v ] give or convey physically
Examples: : "She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

Used in print:

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

Argiento made him lie_down on the bed , brought a pan of hot water , dipped some clean white linen cloth and applied it to extract the splinter .

Argiento never left his side , keeping the water boiled , applying hot compresses throughout the night .

Synonyms give apply Related Terms distribute administer tread give

8. apply [ v ] avail oneself to
Examples: "apply a principle" "practice a religion" "use care when going down the stairs" "use your common sense" "practice non-violent resistance"

Used in print:

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

The medical title of `` Lobar_Ventilation_in_Man '' by Drs._C._J._Martin and A._C._Young , covers a brief paper which is one part of a much larger effort to apply electronics to the study of the respiratory process .

Synonyms practice use apply Related Terms effect follow use use practice practice

9. apply [ v ] refer (a word or name) to a person or thing
Examples: "He applied this racial slur to me!"

Used in print:

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

It would have been unwise policy , for_instance , to apply the pound of flesh characterization to the thrifty Scotchman .

Synonyms apply Related Terms denote application

10. apply [ v ] ensure observance of laws and rules
Examples: "Apply the rules to everyone";

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

Moreover , Moscow appeared determined to apply the tripartite veto principle to the executive organs of all international bodies , including the U._N._Secretariat and the International_Control_Commission for Laos .

Synonyms enforce implement apply Related Terms exempt compel run clamp_down execute enforcement

11. apply [ v ] apply oneself to
Examples: "Please apply yourself to your homework"

Synonyms apply Related Terms give attend

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