Definition of apply :
1. To apply or address one's self; to give application; to attend closely ( to).
2. To betake; to address; to refer; - used reflexively.
3. To busy; to keep at work; to ply.
4. To direct or address.
5. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.
6. To lay or place; to put or adjust ( one thing to another); - with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply medicaments to a diseased part of the body.
7. To make request; to have recourse with a view to gain something; to make application. ( to); to solicit; as, to apply to a friend for information.
8. To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the case; to apply an epithet to a person.
9. To ply; to move.
10. To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to apply money to the payment of a debt.
11. To suit; to agree; to have some connection, agreement, or analogy; as, this argument applies well to the case.
12. To visit.
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apply (part of speech: verb)
appeal (part of speech: verb)
attribute (part of speech: verb)
exert (part of speech: verb)
petition (part of speech: verb)
- Come along, and we'll both apply for that job- after I get my stuff." - "Police Your Planet", Lester del Rey.
- " Well then, we can settle this business," resumed Marcel, " stay with me, I will apply house- room, and you shall supply the furniture." - "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
- Say to him that the least he could do is to apply for relief work. - "Class of '29", Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings.