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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

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Thomas Jefferson

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

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
Og Mandino

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Leonardo da Vinci

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
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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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