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appliquer

English translation of appliquer

apply

The French word for 'apply' is 'appliquer'. It is used in similar contexts as in English, such as applying for jobs or applying cream to the skin. However, note that for the context of applying something you've learned, the verb 'utiliser' might be more appropriate. As always, correct usage is based on the nuances of the specific situation.


Example sentences using: appliquer

Vous pouvez appliquer cette formule pour résoudre l'équation.

English translation of Vous pouvez appliquer cette formule pour résoudre l'équation.

You can apply this formula to solve the equation.

Here, 'appliquer' refers to the concept of using or implementing a method or tool in order to accomplish something.

Je dois appliquer ce que j'ai appris en classe.

English translation of Je dois appliquer ce que j'ai appris en classe.

I must apply what I learned in class.

In this instance, 'appliquer' is used to mean about putting into action or executing what one has learned or understood.

Le peintre va appliquer la deuxième couche de peinture demain.

English translation of Le peintre va appliquer la deuxième couche de peinture demain.

The painter will apply the second coat of paint tomorrow.

In this context, 'appliquer' is used to denote the action of putting on or applying a coat of paint on a surface.

Je vais appliquer pour le poste vacant dans cette entreprise.

English translation of Je vais appliquer pour le poste vacant dans cette entreprise.

I'm going to apply for the vacant position at this company.

In this use case, 'appliquer' refers to submitting oneself as a candidate for a job or position.

Nous devons appliquer la loi pour maintenir l'ordre.

English translation of Nous devons appliquer la loi pour maintenir l'ordre.

We must apply the law to maintain order.

The verb 'appliquer' here is used to signify the enforcement or implementation of the law in order to maintain social order.

Il est important d'appliquer les règles de la grammaire.

English translation of Il est important d'appliquer les règles de la grammaire.

It's important to apply grammar rules.

In this context, 'appliquer' represents the act of using or putting into action a set of specific rules or procedures, in this case, the rules of grammar.

Elle a appliqué son esprit à résoudre le problème.

English translation of Elle a appliqué son esprit à résoudre le problème.

She applied her mind to solving the problem.

Here, 'appliquer' indicates the act of directing or focusing one's mental efforts on a certain task or problem.

Pourrait-il appliquer sa théorie dans la pratique?

English translation of Pourrait-il appliquer sa théorie dans la pratique?

Could he apply his theory into practice?

In this context, 'appliquer' is used to convey the idea of putting a theory into action or proving it through practical application.

Il faut appliquer la crème solaire avant d'aller à la plage.

English translation of Il faut appliquer la crème solaire avant d'aller à la plage.

You need to apply sunscreen before going to the beach.

In this sentence, 'appliquer' is used in the context of applying or putting on a substance over a surface. The directive is suggesting that before one gets exposed to the sun at the beach, it is necessary to put sunscreen on one's skin.

Le gouvernement a décidé d'appliquer une nouvelle politique publique.

English translation of Le gouvernement a décidé d'appliquer une nouvelle politique publique.

The government decided to apply a new public policy.

In this example, 'appliquer' means to implement or put into effect, particularly talking about a certain policy or system.

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