1. [Verb]: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"

2. [Verb]: avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"

3. [Verb]: 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"

4. [Verb]: refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; "He applied this racial slur to me!"

5. [Verb]: apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"

6. [Verb]: ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";

7. [Verb]: apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"

8. [Verb]: be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends itself well to our new data"

9. [Verb]: ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"

10. [Verb]: put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can''t make use of this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied

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