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Definition of Apply

Apply

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.
  5. To direct or address.
  6. To betake; to address; to refer; -- used reflexively.
  7. To busy; to keep at work; to ply.
  8. To visit.
  9. To suit; to agree; to have some connection, agreement, or analogy; as, this argument applies well to the case.
  10. 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.
  11. To ply; to move.
  12. To apply or address one's self; to give application; to attend closely (to).

Apply Quotations

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
Napoleon Hill

I believe that the Laws of Karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis.
Chuck Lorre

Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.
Socrates

The ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion: to apply controls by changing the environment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone.
B. F. Skinner
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Apply Translations

apply in Afrikaans is toepas
apply in Dutch is aanwenden, doorvoeren
apply in French is applique, solicitez, solicitent, appliquent
apply in German is anwenden
apply in Italian is applicare, esasperare
apply in Latin is admoveo, adicio
apply in Portuguese is aplique
apply in Spanish is usar de, solicitar, emplear
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