be, prove, seem

new developments that could prove directly applicable to the treatment of some cancers

make sth
broadly, generally, widely

The rules have now been made equally applicable to all members.

easily, readily

The theory does not seem easily applicable in this case.

very (esp. AmE)

His message is very applicable to high-school students.

especially, particularly

The offer is only applicable for flights during the week.


The law is applicable to everyone.

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  • applicable — [ aplikabl ] adj. • appliquable 1282; de appliquer ♦ Qui est susceptible d être appliqué. 1 ♦ Qu on peut appliquer (à qqch., qqn). « il n est méthode ni théorie qui soit applicable indifféremment à chacun » (A. Gide). Absolt (Dr.) Susceptible d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • applicable — UK US /əˈplɪkəbl/ adjective ► affecting or relating to someone or something: »The company will help with moving expenses where applicable. applicable to sth/sb »This part of the law is only applicable to companies employing more than five people …   Financial and business terms

  • applicable — I adjective a propos, acceptable, adaptable, adapted to, appertaining, appliable, appropriate, apt, befit, befitting, belonging, fit, fitting, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant, right, sortable, suitable, to the point, usable, useful,… …   Law dictionary

  • applicable — APPLICABLE. adj. des 2 genres. Destiné, propre à être appliqué à certain usage. Il fut condamné à cent écus d amende, applicables à la nourriture des pauvres. Applicable à l Hôtel Dieu. Ce passage n est point applicable au sujet dont il s agit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • applicable — Applicable. adj. de tout genre. Qui doit estre appliqué à certain usage. Il ne se dit guere que des amendes. Il fut condamné à cent escus d amende, applicable à la nourriture des pauvres. applicable à l Hostel Dieu …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Applicable — Ap pli*ca*ble, a. [Cf. F. aplicable, fr. L. applicare. See {Apply}.] Capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance; as, this observation is applicable to the case under consideration. {Ap pli*ca*ble*ness}, n. {Ap… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • applicable — (adj.) 1560s, pliable, with ABLE (Cf. able) + L. applicare (see APPLY (Cf. apply)). Meaning capable of being applied is from 1650s; earlier in this sense was appliable (mid 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • applicable — *relevant, pertinent, apposite, apropos, germane, material Analogous words: *fit, suitable, appropriate, apt, felicitous, happy, meet, fitting, proper Antonyms: inapplicable Contrasted words: *impertinent: inept, *awkward …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • applicable — [adj] appropriate applicative, applicatory, apposite, apropos, apt, associable, befitting, felicitous, fit, fitting, germane, kosher, legit*, material, on target*, on the button*, on the nose*, pertinent, relevant, right on*, suitable, suited,… …   New thesaurus

  • applicable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relevant or appropriate. DERIVATIVES applicability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • applicable — [ap′li kə bəl, ə plik′əbəl] adj. [ML applicabilis: see APPLY & ABLE] that can be applied; appropriate SYN. RELEVANT applicability [ap′li kəbil′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

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