apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";
avail oneself to;
apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"
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"
be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends itself well to our new data"
concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; "applied physics"; "applied psychology"; "technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"