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Phrasal Verbs

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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