apply

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈplaɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈplaɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə plī)


Inflections of 'apply' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
applies
v 3rd person singular
applying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
applied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
applied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

apply

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. apply for a [job, position, internship, work permit, visa]
  2. apply to [a school, a company, college]
  3. apply for admission (to)
  4. have applied to [extend, join, work]
  5. applied [successfully, equally, prior, only] to
  6. apply [online, over the phone, in person]
  7. apply for a [credit card, bank account, loan]
  8. apply [now, today]
  9. [does, shall, can] apply
  10. does not apply (to)
  11. [the unemployed, under 18s] need not apply
  12. [charges, restrictions, fees] may apply
  13. [charges] will apply
  14. the rules apply to [everyone, all of you]
  15. apply the [rules, law, principles] of
  16. apply it to your [work, education, life]
  17. applied the [patch, glue, paint] (to)
  18. apply a [thin layer, small amount] of
  19. applied [in accordance with, in practice]
  20. [discount, reduction] will be applied at checkout
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