apply 当てはまる

November 15, 2016     =========

☆  apply  当てはまる


Today’s word has a few different ways you can use it, but the meaning today is that if something such as a rule or principle applies to a person or a situation, then it is relevant to the person or the situation. For example:

You can apply this principle to all aspects of your life.
This law only applies if the CEO also owns stock in the company.
I don’t think this applies to us.
The product recall applies to all products sold during October 2016.

Other words you could use instead of apply are: be relevant, be applicable, be appropriate, fit, refer, or relate.