Synonyms of 'apply'
- request, appeal, claim, inquire, petition, put in, requisition
- use, bring to bear, carry out, employ, exercise, exert, implement, practice, utilize
- put on, cover with, lay on, paint, place, smear, spread on
- be relevant, be applicable, be appropriate, bear upon, be fitting, fit, pertain, refer, relate
See apply oneself
Thesaurus for apply from the Collins American English Thesaurus
If you apply for something such as a job or membership of an organization , you write a letter or fill in a form in order to ask formally for it.