As per google meaning I understood like,

Anyone - any person or any people

Anybody - anyone

It seems both are relevant. I am trying to understand the proper place for using these words. Please help me.

Thanks in Advance.

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There's no difference.

Cambridge's reference:

Anyone and anybody have no difference in meaning. Anybody is a little less formal than anyone. Anyone is used more in writing than anybody:

I didn’t know anybody at the party.

[talking about the New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks]

It is hard to find anyone who thinks that the All Blacks will face a stronger team.
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    – Maulik V
    Sep 11, 2015 at 12:07

As Maulik wrote, they are interchangeable with only slight differences in formailty.

One common pitfall that I have seen learners fall into is the creating the negative forms of these words. Nobody is a single word, but the negative friend of anyone is no one, which cannot be written as one word.

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    yes, but good to note that 'none' is also a word!
    – Maulik V
    Sep 12, 2015 at 5:38
  • Correct! It does not necessarily have the same meaning as "no one", though. Sep 13, 2015 at 1:54
  • Hi @ Aaron, Thank you for your valuable reply. Thank you for one more additional information on "No one" and "None". :-) Sep 14, 2015 at 4:34

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