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As I got older, with my work, I became aware of the responsibility of film, and I feel one of the best ways I can apply myself as an actor, is to go beyond movie stardom and celebrity.
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Meaning of "apply" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD APPLY

From Old French aplier, from Latin applicāre to attach to.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF APPLY

apply  [əˈplaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APPLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apply is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb apply in English.

WHAT DOES APPLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Apply

In mathematics and computer science, Apply is a function that applies functions to arguments. It is central to programming languages derived from lambda calculus, such as LISP and Scheme, and also in functional languages. In particular, it has a role in the study of the denotational semantics of computer programs, because it is a continuous function on complete partial orders. In category theory, Apply is important in Cartesian closed categories,, where it is a universal morphism, right adjoint to currying.

Definition of apply in the English dictionary

The first definition of apply in the dictionary is to put to practical use; utilize; employ. Other definition of apply is to be relevant, useful, or appropriate. Apply is also to cause to come into contact with; put onto.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO APPLY

PRESENT

Present
I apply
you apply
he/she/it applies
we apply
you apply
they apply
Present continuous
I am applying
you are applying
he/she/it is applying
we are applying
you are applying
they are applying
Present perfect
I have applied
you have applied
he/she/it has applied
we have applied
you have applied
they have applied
Present perfect continuous
I have been applying
you have been applying
he/she/it has been applying
we have been applying
you have been applying
they have been applying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I applied
you applied
he/she/it applied
we applied
you applied
they applied
Past continuous
I was applying
you were applying
he/she/it was applying
we were applying
you were applying
they were applying
Past perfect
I had applied
you had applied
he/she/it had applied
we had applied
you had applied
they had applied
Past perfect continuous
I had been applying
you had been applying
he/she/it had been applying
we had been applying
you had been applying
they had been applying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will apply
you will apply
he/she/it will apply
we will apply
you will apply
they will apply
Future continuous
I will be applying
you will be applying
he/she/it will be applying
we will be applying
you will be applying
they will be applying
Future perfect
I will have applied
you will have applied
he/she/it will have applied
we will have applied
you will have applied
they will have applied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been applying
you will have been applying
he/she/it will have been applying
we will have been applying
you will have been applying
they will have been applying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would apply
you would apply
he/she/it would apply
we would apply
you would apply
they would apply
Conditional continuous
I would be applying
you would be applying
he/she/it would be applying
we would be applying
you would be applying
they would be applying
Conditional perfect
I would have apply
you would have apply
he/she/it would have apply
we would have apply
you would have apply
they would have apply
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been applying
you would have been applying
he/she/it would have been applying
we would have been applying
you would have been applying
they would have been applying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you apply
we let´s apply
you apply
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to apply
Past participle
applied
Present Participle
applying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APPLY


comply
kəmˈplaɪ
disapply
ˌdɪsəˈplaɪ
duply
djuːˈplaɪ
imply
ɪmˈplaɪ
misapply
ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ
multiply
ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ
overmultiply
ˌəʊvəˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ
overply
ˌəʊvəˈplaɪ
oversupply
ˈəʊvəˌsəplaɪ
ply
plaɪ
preapply
ˌpriːəˈplaɪ
reapply
ˌriːəˈplaɪ
reply
rɪˈplaɪ
resupply
ˌriːsəˈplaɪ
sextuply
ˈsekstjʊˌplaɪ
supply
səˈplaɪ
undersupply
ˈʌndəsəˈplaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APPLY

application development
application form
application program
application software
applications package
applications program
applicative
applicatively
applicator
applicatory
applied
applied arts
applied psychology
applied research
applied sciences
applier
applies
applique
appliqued
appoggiatura

WORDS THAT END LIKE APPLY

aggregate supply
blood supply
excess supply
in short supply
labour supply
mains supply
money supply
popply
power supply
ripply
water supply

Synonyms and antonyms of apply in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APPLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «apply» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of apply

Translation of «apply» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APPLY

Find out the translation of apply to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apply from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apply» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

申请
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

solicitar
570 millions of speakers

English

apply
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लागू
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يَتَقَدَّمُ بِطَلَب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

применять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

solicitar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রয়োগ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

postuler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memohon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bewerben (sich)
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

申し込む
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신청하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aplikasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm đơn xin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விண்ணப்பிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अर्ज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uygulamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

richiedere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

złożyć podanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

подавати заяву
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a aplica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποβάλλω αίτηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toepassing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ansöka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

søke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apply

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APPLY»

The term «apply» is very widely used and occupies the 1.773 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APPLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apply

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «APPLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word apply.
1
Erez Lieberman Aiden
Much of contemporary science is really the length and shadow of the technology we apply.
2
John Anderson
We made certain that there were decent transitional arrangements to get us to where we wanted to go. The same principle will have to apply here or we won't get there.
3
Monica Bellucci
I have always loved lipstick. For women, that love comes from our mother and grandmothers. It's so natural for a woman to open up her mirror and apply lipstick.
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E. F. Benson
All the teaching I had ever received had failed to make me apply such intelligence as I was possessed of, directly and vividly: there had never been any sunshine, as regards language, in the earlier grey days of learning, for the sky had always pelted with gerunds and optatives.
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Derek Bok
Efforts to develop critical thinking falter in practice because too many professors still lecture to passive audiences instead of challenging students to apply what they have learned to new questions.
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Nicolas Cage
As I got older, with my work, I became aware of the responsibility of film, and I feel one of the best ways I can apply myself as an actor, is to go beyond movie stardom and celebrity.
7
Kimberly Caldwell
I take all of my life lessons, which some people might call 'mistakes,' and apply them to my future so that I keep growing.
8
Karel Capek
Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.
9
Martin Chemnitz
For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
10
David Cronenberg
Each kid has a different level of expertise and some of them are very raw and inexperienced and some are incredibly mature and experienced. So you just have to go with what they are rather than have some abstract technique that you're going to try to apply to them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APPLY»

Discover the use of apply in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apply and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Going Lean: How the Best Companies Apply Lean Manufacturing ...
Going Lean sets aside the notion that efficient operations and powerful innovations are only possible when business is steady and demand is growing.
Stephen A. Ruffa, 2008
2
Eye on Apply: Six True Stories of College Admissions
Follows six high school students, from the spring of their junior year through their senior year, as they navigate the college admission process.
Princeton Review (Firm), 2004
3
Design Thinking: Understand – Improve – Apply
How do they fail? In this book, the researchers take a system 's view that begins with a demand for deep, evidence-based understanding of design thinking phenomena.
Hasso Plattner, Christoph Meinel, Larry Leifer, 2010
4
When "minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply": ...
This book will help administrators and faculty face the challenge of recruiting and retaining minority students and faculty as they complete their Ph.D.s and gain tenure.
Darrell Cleveland, 2009
5
No Irish Need Apply
In a time not so long ago, in the days of JIM CROW and NO IRISH NEED APPLY signage, the world made it clear to those regarded as the fringe. "Stay away.
Edward C. Patterson, 2008
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The Fundamental Things Apply: A Memoir
In The Fundamental Things Apply, MacLaren recounts the details of his varied life and career with wit and with charm.
Roy MacLaren, 2011
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The Complete Guide to Wood Finishes: How to Apply and ...
A revised and updated edition of a best-selling guide features a new design and one hundred new illustrations, sharing step-by-step information on every stage of wood finishing, from preparing surfaces and applying basic stains to using ...
‎2006
8
How to Apply Make Up Like A Professional Make Up Artist
This book has detailed instructions on how to apply make up.
Annie Davis, 2012
9
Principles to Remember and Apply
An internal feeling of validity suggested that it be shared. The book is intended to spark and expand your own remembrance.Pervading the entire book and central to the material is the idea of God and creation; inseparable as one.
Maile, 1994
10
Event Management: How to Apply Best Practices to Small Scale ...
We all have an idea of what management is, but what is an event? This question and the theories behind the dynamic event industry are summarized in this book.
Sven Damm, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APPLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apply is used in the context of the following news items.
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'I went to McDonald's to apply for a job and landed a top modelling …
When Christopher Kellie popped in to McDonald's, he came out with more than a Big Mac after landing a top modelling contract. Christopher, of ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
SC allows unwed mother to apply for child's guardianship
In a progressive judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed an unwed Hindu mother to apply for guardianship of her minor child without ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
3
McBride to apply for delay in disciplinary hearing
FILE. Suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate head, Robert McBride wants his disciplinary hearing put on hold, pending a ... «eNCA, Jul 15»
4
Ready, Set, Park! Students to apply for parking at Southeast
If students need one of those, don't apply for a preferred parking lottery or for perimeter parking. Requests for car pool permits should be made ... «KFVS, Jul 15»
5
House rules apply to Grandma who spoils kids, too
Q: My mother-in-law can't resist spoiling our kids. Granted she is a great grandmother, but she doesn't respect our rules and when she watches ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
6
Around 700 people apply for Malta's 'cash-for-passports' scheme …
Around 700 people have applied for Malta's 'cash-for-passports' scheme, described as on the most popular schemes run by Henley & Partners, ... «Malta Independent Online, Jul 15»
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Apply Pay is launching in the UK on July 14, leaked document claims
9to5Mac's Mark Gurman has got his hands on what appears to be an internal memo from supermarket Waitrose saying that Apple's cardless ... «Businessinsider India, Jul 15»
8
Fred Leicester: Dear Leicester City owners, I would like to apply for …
I would like to apply for the vacant position of manager of Leicester City. I am the right man for this job. Your search for a new boss is over. «Leicester Mercury, Jul 15»
9
Anger management courses: apply here
We growl and snarl and occasionally even spit, when one administration after another seems determined to drive us insane with fancy new ... «MaltaToday, Jul 15»
10
Deadline to apply is Aug. 7; Council makes appointments
To serve on a board or commission, applicants must live inside the Tyler city limits and should not have any delinquent city taxes, city utilities or ... «Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jul 15»

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