Synonyms of apply in English:

apply


See definition of apply

verb

1‘more than 3,000 people had applied for the jobs’

SYNONYMS

put in an application, put in, try, bid, appeal, petition, make an entreaty, sue, register, audition

enquire after, request, seek, solicit, claim, ask for, try to obtain

2‘the Act did not apply to Scotland’

SYNONYMS

be relevant, have relevance to, have a bearing on, bear on, appertain, pertain, relate, concern, be concerned with, have to do with

be pertinent, be significant, be apt, be apposite, be appropriate, be fitting, be germane

affect, involve, cover, deal with, touch

3‘she applied ointment to the survivors' burns and bruises’

SYNONYMS

put on, rub in, spread, smear, cover with, work in

4‘a firm, steady pressure should be applied’

SYNONYMS

exert, administer, implement, use, exercise, employ, utilize, practise, put into practice, execute, prosecute, enact, carry out, put to use, bring into effect, bring into play, bring to bear


Phrases

    apply oneself

      ‘if he applied himself he could be the best in the world’

      SYNONYMS

      be diligent, be industrious, be assiduous, show commitment, show dedication

      work hard, study hard, exert oneself, make an effort, spare no effort, try hard, do one's best, give one's all, buckle down, buckle to, put one's shoulder to the wheel, keep one's nose to the grindstone

      strive, endeavour, struggle, labour, toil

      pay attention, be attentive, commit oneself, devote oneself

      persevere, persist

      informal

      put one's back in it, knuckle down, use some elbow grease, get stuck in