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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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