(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. diligence, assiduity; suitability, relevancy; form, blank. See request, relation, attention, use.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Use]
Syn. employment, utilization, use, purpose; see use 1 , 2 .
2. [Close attention]
Syn. devotion, assiduousness, diligence; see attention 2 , diligence .
3. [That which is applied]
Syn. lotion, balm, wash, ointment, salve, face cream, mud pack, ice bag, bandage, compress, dressing, tourniquet, alcohol, alcohol rub, stimulant, rubefacient, emollient, pomade, poultice, talcum powder, unguent, plaster, heating pad; see also cosmetic , lotion , medicine 2 , salve .
4. [Putting one thing on another]
Syn. administering, administration, applying, laying on, piling on, cementing, oiling, dosing, rubbing, reinforcement, creaming, treatment, massaging, bringing into contact, juxtaposing, juxtaposition.
5. [A request]
Syn. petition, entreaty, demand; see appeal 1 , request .
6. [The instrument by which a request is made]
Syn. petition, form, questionnaire, blank, paper, letter, credentials, certificate, statement, requisition, bill, formal application, letter of application; see also form 5 .
7. [Relevance]
Syn. applicability, relevance, pertinence, relationship; see fitness 1 , importance 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. utilization employment, use.
2.remedy dressing, ointment, poultice, salve, balm, lotion, medication.
3. request solicitation, inquiry, petition, appeal, form, resume.
4. diligence attention, *sticktoitiveness, zeal, devotion.
5. relevance pertinence, aptness, suitability.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of putting into play: employment, exercise, exertion, implementation, operation, play, usage, use, utilization. See USED. 2. The condition of being put to use: duty, employment, service, use, utilization. See USED. 3. The giving of a medication, especially by prescribed dosage: administration, dispensation. See GIVE. 4. The fact of being related to the matter at hand: applicability, appositeness, bearing, concernment, germaneness, materiality, pertinence, pertinency, relevance, relevancy. See RELEVANT. 5. Steady attention and effort, as to one's occupation: assiduity, assiduousness, diligence, industriousness, industry, sedulousness. See INDUSTRIOUS. 6. A document used in applying, as for a job: form. See SEEK, WORDS.

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