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Meaning of apply

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: 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?";
           "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic
           bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a
           computer" [syn: {use}, {utilize}, {utilise}, {apply},
      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" [syn: {apply}, {hold}, {go
      3: ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence";
         "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
      4: apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the
         house"; "Put on make-up!" [syn: {put on}, {apply}]
      5: be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends
         itself well to our new data" [syn: {lend oneself}, {apply}]
         [ant: {defy}, {refuse}, {resist}]
      6: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave
         him a punch in the nose" [syn: {give}, {apply}]
      7: avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion";
         "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common
         sense"; "practice non-violent resistance" [syn: {practice},
         {apply}, {use}]
      8: ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to
         everyone"; [syn: {enforce}, {implement}, {apply}] [ant:
         {exempt}, {free}, {relieve}]
      9: refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; "He applied this
         racial slur to me!"
      10: apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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