|1.||[ verb ] apply oneself to|
"Please apply yourself to your homework"
|Related terms:||use give change work misapply application implementation|
|2.||[ verb ] pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue|
|Synonyms:||carry_out put_through go_through follow_out follow_up follow_through|
"Did he go through with the treatment?" "He implemented a new economic plan" "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"
|Related terms:||complete adhere carry_through execution follow-up follow-up follow-up|
|3.||[ verb ] ensure observance of laws and rules|
"Apply the rules to everyone";
|Related terms:||exempt compel run clamp_down execute enforcement|
|4.||[ noun ] instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end|
|Related terms:||instrumentality tool brush stick bar utensil rod snuffer needle flail oar fire_iron eraser spear hook cleaning_implement sharpener beater swab spike sports_implement tuning_fork iron swatter leather_strip stirrer candlesnuffer writing_implement buff strickle carpet_beater|