Textual thesaurus for "apply"

(verb) use, utilise, utilize, employ

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

(verb) put on

apply to a surface

She applied paint to the back of the house; Put on make-up!

(verb) give

give or convey physically

She gave him First Aid; I gave him a punch in the nose

(verb) implement, enforce

ensure observance of laws and rules

Apply the rules to everyone;

(verb) practice, use

avail oneself to

apply a principle; practice a religion; use care when going down the stairs; use your common sense; practice non-violent resistance

(verb) go for, hold

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

(verb) lend oneself

be applicable to; as to an analysis

This theory lends itself well to our new data