apply to

This page is about the phrasal verb apply to.

Meaning: If something applies to you, it is relevant to you or you are affected by it.

Synonym: appertain to

For example:

  • apply to Some young people from rich families seem to think that the law doesn't apply to them.

  • apply to The company's new regulations on sexual harrassment apply to everybody, from the CEO to the cleaners.

Quick Quiz:

In a democracy, laws and regulations apply to

a. most of the people

b. some of the people

c. all of the people

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