make an addition (to); join with others; increase by another or several; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"
to act or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
put into a certain place: "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the mising children"; also with abstract objects and locations: "Place emphasis on a certain point"
call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"
put into service; make work; make use of of employ for a particular purpose: "use your head!" "I can't make use of this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule
apply to a surface: "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!"
cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "great heat will ignite paper"; "Light a cigarette"