apply translate English to French: Cambridge Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "apply" - English-French dictionary

See all translations

apply

verb /əˈplai/
(with to) to put (something) on or against something else
appliquer (sur)
She applied ointment to the cut.
(with to) to use (something) for some purpose
se servir de
He applied his wits to planning their escape.
(with for) to ask for (something) formally
s’adresser à (pour obtenir)
You could apply (to the manager) for a job.
(with to) to concern
s’appliquer à
This rule applies to all students.
to be in force
être valable
The rule doesn’t apply at weekends.
appliance /əˈplai-/ noun an instrument or tool used for a particular job
appareil
The company makes washing machines and other electrical appliances.
applicable /ˈӕpli-/ adjective
applicable (à)
This rule is not applicable (to you) any longer.
applicability noun
applicabilité
applicant /ˈӕpli-/ noun a person who applies (for a job etc)
candidat/-ate
There were two hundred applicants for the position.
application /ӕpli-/ noun a formal request; an act of applying
candidature; demande
We have received several applications for the new job The syllabus can be obtained on application to the headmaster.
hard work
application
He has got a good job through sheer application.
an ointment etc applied to a cut, wound etc.
application
apply oneself/one’s mind ( with to) to give one’s full attention or energy (to a task etc)
s’appliquer (à)
If he applied himself, he could pass his exams.
(Definition of apply from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “apply” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
meme

an idea, image, video, etc. that is spread very quickly on the internet

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More