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What does the acronym apply stand for?
APPLY abbreviation definitions:
give, enforce, put on, go for, utilise, practice, use, hold, employ, implement, utilize.
approach, accost, entreat, request, beseech, supplicate, entice, implore, invite, plead, appeal, petition, beg, address, solicit, buttonhole, greet.
employ, conduct, exert, utilize, operate, function, practice, use, effect, implement, exercise, serve.
claim, put in, requisition, solicit, appeal, demand, inquire, sue, petition, put in for.
assign, accredit, cast, place, attribute, set, brand, connect, credit, mark, ascribe, impute, attach, acknowledge, refer, blame, cite.
be appropriate, relevant
bear upon, refer, allude, be pertinent, pertain, be applicable, affect, connect, concern, regard, fit, appertain, touch, involve, relate, suit.
employ, utilize, utilise, apply, use.
put on, apply.
expend, wield, toil, discharge, labor.
seek, claim, compete, hope, aspire, bid.
put into use
bring to bear, administer, exercise, exploit, bring into play, practice, execute, handle, assign, utilize, employ, engage, implement.
put substance on another
massage, smear, cover, fasten, paint, bestow, join, lay on, place, spread, affix, anoint, put on, rub.
concentrate, buckle down, hustle, bend, pour it on, address, give old college try, hit the ball, commit, dig, knuckle down, give, bear down, dedicate, direct, persevere, devote, hammer away, try, grind, peg away, turn, be diligent, pull out all stops, be industrious, throw, scratch, make effort, give best shot, give all one's got, study, plug, sweat.
Examples of usage:
– By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
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– Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
– Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009