Translation of "apply" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /əˈplaɪ/ us /əˈplaɪ/

apply verb (REQUEST)

B1 [ I ] to request something, usually officially, especially in writing or by sending in a form

By the time I saw the job advertised it was already too late to apply. 我看到招聘廣告的時候,已經太晚了,錯過了應徵時機。
I've applied for a new job with the local newspaper.
Please apply in writing to the address below. 請將書面申請寄到以下地址。
We've applied to a charitable organization for a grant for the project. 我們已經向一個慈善組織提出申請,要求其對這個計劃提供資助。
[ + to infinitive ] Mandy applied to join the police. 蒂姆已報名做員警。

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apply verb (RELATE TO)

B2 [ I ] (especially of rules or laws) to have a connection or be important

That part of the form is for UK citizens - it doesn't apply to you. 表格的那一項是給英國公民填的——和你無關。
Those were old regulations - they don't apply any more. 那些都是舊規定,不再適用了。

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apply verb (USE)

C1 [ T ] to make use of something or use it for a practical purpose

He wants a job in which he can apply his foreign languages. 他想找一份可以用到他的多門外語知識的工作。
The court heard how the driver had failed to apply his brakes in time. 法庭聽司機陳述了他如何沒能及時刹車的原委。
If you apply pressure to a cut it's meant to stop the bleeding. 如果你按壓住傷口,就會止住流血。

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apply verb (PUT ON)

[ T ] to spread or rub a substance such as cream or paint on a surface

Apply the cream liberally to exposed areas every three hours and after swimming. 每三小時及游泳後將防曬霜充分塗抹於身體裸露部位。
The paint should be applied thinly and evenly. 油漆應該薄薄地刷上一層,且要塗得均勻。

apply verb (WORK HARD)

apply yourself C2

If you apply yourself to something, you work hard at it, directing your abilities and efforts in a determined way so that you succeed.

You can solve any problem if you apply yourself. 如果你努力,任何問題都能解決。

(Translation of “apply” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)