apply

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-Chinese Dictionary © 2020:

主要翻译
英语中文
apply [sth] to [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (spread [sth] on [sth/sb])将...涂抹在...上
  往...上搽...
 Apply the moisturizer liberally to your face and neck.
 请将保湿液大量地涂抹在你的面部和颈部。
apply [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (use, employ [sth])运用
yùn yòng
  应用
yìng yòng
 Audrey is applying the same method as last time. We need to apply a little common sense here.
apply [sth] to [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (put [sth] to use)将…运用到
  将…应用于
 She was able to apply her skills to the new project.
 她能够将她的技术运用到这个新项目上。
apply [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (impose: a law)实施(法律)
 A judge's job is to apply the law, not to make new laws.
 一名法官的工作是实施法律,而非设立新的法律。
apply viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be relevant)应用
yìng yòng
  适用
shì yòng
 In this new situation, the old rules do not apply.
 老规则不适用于这个新情况。
apply to [sb/sth] vi + prep (be relevant to [sb], [sth])适用于
  适合
shì hé
 The guidelines do not apply to this case.
 这个指导方针并不适用于这个案子。
apply to [sth] vi + prep (send a request)申请
shēn qǐng
 Cathy applied to three universities but none of them accepted her.
 凯茜申请了三所大学,不过没有一所录取她。
  有所遗漏?报告错误或提出改进建议
其他翻译
英语中文
apply to [sth] vi + prep (submit job application)求职
  向…申请工作
 My brother applied to Microsoft and they offered him a job.
 我哥哥向微软申请工作,然后成功了。
apply vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (spread)涂抹…
tú mǒ
  涂擦…
tú cā
 Please apply sunscreen before going outside.
apply [sth] to [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (put to use)把…运用在
  把…应用于
 Gordon applied his mechanical skills to building and flying aircraft.
 戈登将自己的机械技艺运用在飞机的制造与驾驶上。
  有所遗漏?报告错误或提出改进建议

WordReference English-Chinese Dictionary © 2020:

复合形式:
英语中文
apply for [sth] vi + prep (request formally)申请
shēn qǐng
 Thomas applied for a credit card.
 托马斯申请了一张信用卡。
apply for a job,
apply for a position
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(reply to employment advertisement)申请工作
shēn qǐng gōng zuò
 My only task for today is to apply for a job.
apply makeup,
apply make-up
vtr + n
(put on cosmetics)抹化妆品
mǒ huà zhuāng pǐn
  化妆
huà zhuāng
 I don't have the time to apply makeup, so it's lucky I have nice skin!
apply pressure v literal (press firmly) (本义)压,用力按
 Applying pressure to the cut will stop the bleeding.
apply pressure v figurative (try to persuade [sb] to [sth](比喻)施加压力
shī jiā yā lì
 What the army calls "applying pressure to prisoners" other people might call "torture".
apply pressure to [sth] vtr + n (press firmly on [sth])按压...
 Applying pressure to the cut will stop the bleeding.
apply pressure vtr + n figurative (try to persuade)施压
 MPs are applying pressure on the government to spend more money on education.
apply yourself v (make an effort, work hard)致力于
zhì lì yú
 I am really going to apply myself to my studies.
apply yourself to [sth] vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves." (make an effort, work hard)全力以赴
quán lì yǐ fù
  专心致志
zhuān xīn zhì zhì
 I am really going to apply myself to my studies.
  有所遗漏?报告错误或提出改进建议

Collins Chinese Dictionary Plus (3rd edition), 2011:

apply [&'plaI]
I vi
1 to apply (to sb) (=be relevant) (对(對)某人)适(適)用 (duì mǒurén) shìyòng
2 (=make application) 提出申请(請) tíchū shēnqǐng
II vt
1 (=use)
[+ principle, technique] 应(應)用 yìngyòng
2 [+ paint, polish etc] 涂(塗) 
  • to apply for sth
    [+ job, grant, membership] 申请(請)某事 shēnqǐng mǒushì
  • to apply to sb
    [+ council, governing body] 向某人提出申请(請) xiàng mǒurén tíchū shēnqǐng
  • to apply to do sth
    申请(請)做某事 shēnqǐng zuò mǒushì
  • to apply the brakes
    (frm)刹车(車) shāchē
  • to apply o.s. (to sth)
    致力于(於)(某事) zhìlì yú(mǒushì)
在这些条目还发现'apply':
在英文解释里:
中文:

习惯性搭配: apply for a [job, position, internship, work permit, visa], apply to [a school, a company, college], apply for admission (to), 更多……

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