I am making an introductive paragraph to a how-to article titled "How to learn English words effectively":
Learning words is of paramount importance, when it comes to learning a second language e.g. English. How to learn English words effectively, is a question that usually bothers most of English language learners. But it becomes dead easy to learn a bulk of words, if one applies some effective methods.
In the last sentence, I prefered using the verb "apply" for a "method", as I usually find people saying so, such as here.
But in a article from gizmodo.com, the verb "use" is used:
Scientists have to use some roundabout methods to weigh the Earth and ...
And what about practising a method? I hope it overlaps the meanings of both of these words: use and apply. To me, it's not still crytal clear.
So I went for the difference between use, apply and practise [a method], and could find a post from ELL titled What is the difference between 'use' and 'apply'?.
Sadly, at there, the question is about a field (use/apply chemical fertilizers) rather than a method, which I am asking here.
In a nut shell: my question is:
What's the difference between to apply, use, and practise a method?
Which verb [use, apply and practise] can suggest the readers to put an effective job for learning words effectively?