US: /əˈpɫaɪ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

apply /ə'plai/
  • ngoại động từ
    • gắn vào, áp vào, ghép vào, đính vào, đắp vào, tra vào
      • to plaster to the wound: đắp thuốc vào vết thương
      • to apply one's ear to the wall: áp tai vào tường
      • to apply the brake: bóp nhanh; đạp nhanh
    • dùng ứng dụng, dùng áp dụng
      • to apply a new method: áp dụng một phương pháp mới
      • to apply pressure on: gây (dùng) sức ép đối với (ai...)
    • chăm chú, chuyên tâm
      • to apply oneself to a task: chuyên tâm vào nhiệm vụ; hết lòng hết sức làm nhiệm vụ
      • to apply one's mind to something: chú ý vào việc gì
  • nội động từ
    • xin, thỉnh cầu
      • to apply for a post: xin việc làm
    • có thể áp dụng vào, thích ứng với, hợp với
      • this applies to my case: việc này thích ứng với trường hợp của tôi
    • apply to, at hỏi
      • you must apply to the secretary: anh phải hỏi người thư ký
      • apply at the ofice: anh hãy đến hỏi ở sở

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb (applies, applying, applied, applied)
for job / course
1 ~ (to sb/sth) (for sth) to make a formal request, usually in writing, for sth such as a job, a place, at college, university, etc: [V] to apply for a job / passport / grant + to apply to a company / university + You should apply in person / by letter. + [V to inf] He has applied to join the army.
2 [VN] ~ sth (to sth) to use sth or make sth work in a particular situation: to apply economic sanctions / political pressure + The new technology was applied to farming.
paint / cream
3 [VN] ~ sth (to sth) to put or spread sth such as paint, cream, etc. onto a surface: Apply the cream sparingly to your face and neck. + The glue should be applied to both surfaces.
be relevant
4 (not used in the progressive tenses) ~ (to sb/sth) to concern or relate to sb/sth: [V] Special conditions apply if you are under 18. + What I am saying applies only to some of you. + [VN] The word 'unexciting' could never be applied to her novels.
work hard
5 [VN] ~ yourself (to sth / to doing sth) to work at sth or study sth very hard: You would pass your exams if you applied yourself. + We applied our minds to finding a solution to our problem.
press hard
6 [VN] to press on sth hard with your hand, foot, etc. to make sth work or have an effect on sth: to apply the brakes (of a vehicle) + Pressure applied to the wound will stop the bleeding.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 fasten, fix, affix, stick, cement, glue:
The signs were applied to the window with a special substance.
2 administer, rub in or on, embrocate:
The doctor said to apply this ointment before retiring.
3 appropriate, assign, allot, credit; use, utilize, employ, put to use:
He had many skills, but failed to apply them in his daily work. The money raised for food was illegally applied to paying the administrators.
4 bear, have bearing; be relevant, refer, pertain, appertain, relate, suit:
I am not sure that the law applies to this situation.
5 devote, dedicate, commit, focus, concentrate, pay attention, address; do, attend, tend, Colloq buckle down (to):
He stubbornly applies himself to the task at hand.
6 seek, go after; register, bid, try out, put in; audition, interview, make application:
Are you qualified to apply for a job as a nanny?
7 petition, solicit; appeal, request:
Geraldine applied to the court for compensation.

Collocation dictionary

1 be relevant


These principles apply equally in all cases.


These restrictions do not apply to us.


the same applies
British companies are subject to international laws and the same applies to companies in Europe.

2 put/spread on a surface


directly | evenly | freely | sparingly
Apply the insecticide sparingly.


Apply the glue evenly over both surfaces.
| to
Never apply the cleaning liquid directly to the surface.

Concise English dictionary

+put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
+be pertinent or relevant or applicable
+ask (for something)
+apply to a surface
+be applicable to; as to an analysis
+give or convey physically
+avail oneself to
+ensure observance of laws and rules
+refer (a word or name) to a person or thing
+apply oneself to