refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; "He applied this racial slur to me!"
be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone" (同)hold, go for
apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"
ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint"; (同)coating, covering
a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application" (同)diligence
the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis" (同)practical application
the action of putting something into operation; "the application of maximum thrust"; "massage has far-reaching medical applications"; "the application of indexes to tables of data"
a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; "he has tried several different word processing applications" (同)application program, applications programme
a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; "December 31 is the deadline for applications"