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Translation of "apply" - English-Spanish dictionary

apply

verb   /əˈplaɪ/ ( present participle applying, past tense and past participle applied)
B1 to officially ask for something solicitar I’ve applied for a job.
to affect a particular person or situation afectar, ser aplicable This law only applies to married people.
to spread something on a surface aplicar Apply the paint to a clean, dry surface.
(Definition of apply from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

apply

verb /əˈplai/ ( past tense, past participle applied)
(with to) to put (something) on or against something else aplicar She applied ointment to the cut.
(with to) to use (something) for some purpose emplear He applied his wits to planning their escape.
(with for) to ask for (something) formally solicitar You could apply (to the manager) for a job.
(with to) to concern aplicarse This rule applies to all students.
to be in force ser válido, estar en vigor The rule doesn’t apply at weekends.
appliance /əˈplai-/ noun
an instrument or tool used for a particular job aparato, electrodoméstico The company makes washing machines and other electrical appliances.
applicable /ˈӕpli-/ adjective
aplicable This rule is not applicable (to you) any longer.
applicability noun
aplicabilidad the applicability of linguistic theory to second language learning.
applicant /ˈӕpli-/ noun
a person who applies (for a job etc) solicitante, candidato, aspirante There were over two hundred applicants for the position.
application /ӕpli-/ noun
a formal request; an act of applying solicitud, candidatura, petición We have received several applications for the new job The syllabus can be obtained on application to the headmaster.
hard work aplicación He has got a good job through sheer application.
an ointment etc applied to a cut, wound etc. aplicación
applied
(of a subject) studied for a practical purpose aplicarse, dedicarse a applied linguistics.
apply oneself/one’s mind ( with to)
to give one’s full attention or energy (to a task etc) aplicarse, dedicarse a If he applied himself, he could pass his exams.
(Definition of apply from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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