Third-person singular simple present indicative form of apply.(verb)
Wiktionary.org : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Use "applies" in a sentence
"The term applies to any combination of vitamins and minerals in any strength, as long as they are listed on the label."
"DYNAMITE: The term applies to TNT's bittersweet Men of a Certain Age, continuing its terrific second season, but not so much to the instantly tiresome new legal dramedy Franklin & Bash, which implodes in the belief that aggressive quirkiness, smarmy frat-boy sexual innuendo and a "suits are douches" philosophy will endear its Peter Pan protagonists to a wide audience."
"Broadly defined, simulcra can be robotic, but in this context the term applies to a nonmechanical imitation."