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French translation of “apply”

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)
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