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Synonyms for apply

be relevant

Synonyms

put on

Synonyms

exert

apply yourself to something

Synonyms

  • work hard at
  • concentrate on
  • study at
  • pay attention to
  • try at
  • commit yourself to
  • buckle down to
  • be assiduous in
  • devote yourself to
  • be diligent in
  • dedicate yourself to
  • make an effort at
  • address yourself to
  • be industrious in
  • persevere at or with

Synonyms for apply

to provide as a remedy

to devote (oneself or one's efforts)

to bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of

to look to when in need

to ask for employment, acceptance, or admission

Synonyms for apply

References in classic literature ?
He must certainly be at Noisy, or be coming there this evening,' said the other; and that applies very well to you.
One thing I must beg of you-if my husband applies to you for payment for board and lodging, tell him that you have already paid me.
You who come and relate all this; you, who rouse in my soul curiosity, hatred, ambition, and, perhaps, even the thirst of vengeance; except you, monsieur, who, if you are the man to whom I expect, whom the note I have received applies to, whom, in short, Heaven ought to send me, must possess about you - "
83] This description applies to old Adam in As You Like It.
If she applies to you next, receive her as I did--or decline to see her, which would be better still.
If she applies to me," Emily determined, "I shall certainly receive her.
The Baron applies to his sister to exercise her conjugal influence.
 His neighbor's weak spot and his mouth applies,
It should be understood that the rule by no means applies to any part, however unusually developed, unless it be unusually developed in comparison with the same part in closely allied species.
I cannot make out that it applies to plants, and this would seriously have shaken my belief in its truth, had not the great variability in plants made it particularly difficult to compare their relative degrees of variability.
Something of the same kind applies to monstrosities: at least Is.
In these remarks we have referred to special parts or organs being still variable, because they have recently varied and thus come to differ; but we have also seen in the second Chapter that the same principle applies to the whole individual; for in a district where many species of any genus are found--that is, where there has been much former variation and differentiation, or where the manufactory of new specific forms has been actively at work--there, on an average, we now find most varieties or incipient species.
A word, for example, may be said to be vague when it is applicable to a number of different individuals, but to each as individuals; the name Smith, for example, is vague: it is always meant to apply to one man, but there are many men to each of whom it applies.
The same thing, it seems to me, applies to ourselves.
Intelligent speech could exist as a motor habit, without any accompaniment of images, and this conclusion applies to words of which the meaning is universal, just as much as to words of which the meaning is relatively particular.