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Pronunciation of Apply: Learn how to pronounce Apply in English correctly

Learn how to say Apply correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word apply:

verb (applies, applying, applied)
1 [no object] make a formal application or request:
you need to apply to the local authority for a grant
[with infinitive]:
a number of people have applied to vote by proxy
put oneself forward formally as a candidate for a job:
she had applied for a number of positions
2 [no object] be applicable or relevant:
prices do not apply to public holiday periods
normal rules apply
[with object] bring or put into operation or use:
the oil industry has failed to apply appropriate standards of care
3 [with object] put or spread (a substance) on a surface:
the sealer can be applied to new wood
use; exert:
smooth over with a cloth, applying even pressure
4 (apply oneself) give one’s full attention to a task; work hard:
for two years, she applied herself to her studies with dedication


late Middle English: from Old French aplier, from Latin applicare ‘fold, fasten to’, from ad- ‘to’ + plicare ‘to fold’