Meaning : Put into service. Make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.
Use your head!.
We only use Spanish at home.
I can't use this tool.
Apply a magnetic field here.
This thinking was applied to many projects.
How do you utilize this tool?.
I apply this rule to get good results.
Use the plastic bags to store the food.
He doesn't know how to use a computer.
Meaning : Ask (for something).
He applied for a leave of absence.
She applied for college.
Apply for a job.
Meaning : Apply to a surface.
She applied paint to the back of the house.
Put on make-up!.
Synonyms : put on
Meaning : Give or convey physically.
She gave him First Aid.
I gave him a punch in the nose.
Synonyms : give
Meaning : Refer (a word or name) to a person or thing.
He applied this racial slur to me!.
Meaning : Apply oneself to.
Please apply yourself to your homework.