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Remitting

Synonyms:

giving, abating, absolution, absolve, acquittal, authorise, authorize, avoid, bear, behave.
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Correct spelling:
apply
Definition:
To lay or put to: to employ: to fix the mind on.

Synonyms:

noun
apply
employ, enforce, give, go for, hold, implement, practice, use, utilise, utilize, put on.
verb
appeal
accost, address, appeal, approach, beg, beseech, buttonhole, entice, entreat, greet, implore, invite, petition, plead, request, solicit, supplicate.
apply
conduct, effect, employ, exercise, exert, function, implement, operate, practice, serve, use, utilize.
ask, request
appeal, claim, demand, inquire, petition, put in, requisition, solicit, sue, put in for.
attribute
accredit, acknowledge, ascribe, assign, attach, attribute, blame, brand, cast, cite, connect, credit, impute, mark, place, refer, set.
be appropriate, relevant
affect, allude, appertain, bear upon, concern, connect, fit, involve, pertain, refer, regard, relate, suit, touch, be pertinent, be applicable.
communication
apply.
consumption
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize.
contact
apply, put on.
exert
discharge, expend, labor, toil, wield.
petition
aspire, bid, claim, compete, hope, seek.
possession
apply, give.
put into use
administer, assign, bring to bear, employ, engage, execute, exercise, exploit, handle, implement, practice, utilize, bring into play.
put substance on another
affix, anoint, bestow, cover, fasten, join, massage, paint, place, rub, smear, spread, put on, lay on.
social
apply.
work hard
address, bear down, bend, buckle down, commit, concentrate, dedicate, devote, dig, direct, give, grind, hustle, knuckle down, peg away, persevere, plug, scratch, study, sweat, throw, try, turn, hammer away, pour it on, be diligent, be industrious, give all one's got, give old college try, hit the ball, make effort, pull out all stops, give best shot.
Examples of usage:
  1. You see, I shall soon be too old to apply for a place, whilst if I manage to secure one in time I may be allowed to stay on in spite of my age." – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. " Is it worth while to apply the torture to him at once to obtain from him the names of those for whom these letters were intended? – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  3. Does not that apply to His character? – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  4. And I'm the one to apply it! – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  5. The mind was entirely clear, though Mr. Motley did not feel equal, and indeed had been advised not to apply himself, to any literary work. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009

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