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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

The basic problem with my love relationships with women is that my standards are so high - and they apply equally to both of us. I seek full-blast mutual intensity, fully fledged mutual acceptance, full-blown mutual flourishing, and fully felt peace and joy with each other. This requires a level of physical attraction, personal adoration, and moral admiration that is hard to find.
Cornel West

There is really a je ne sais quoi about turkey cooking - the air of festivity, the family squabbles, the constant basting - that does not apply to the turkey breast, which is, really, a convenience of food... A turkey without seasonal angst is like a baseball game without a national anthem, a winter without snow, a birthday party without candles.
Laurie Colwin

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

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
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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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