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applyˈplaɪ/verb
appliesappliedapplying
apply
ˈplaɪ/
verb
appliesappliedapplying
Learner's definition of APPLY  
[no object]  : to ask formally for something (such as a job, admission to a school, a loan, etc.) usually in writing — often + for — sometimes followed by to + verb
[+ object]  : to put or spread (something) on a surface, a part of the body, etc.
[+ object]  : to cause (force, pressure, etc.) to have an effect or to be felt
[+ object]  : to use (an idea, method, law, etc.) in a particular situation
[+ object]  : to cause (the brakes of a vehicle) to work
[no object]  : to have an effect on someone or something — often + to
: to use a word, name, etc., to describe someone or something — usually + to
[no object]
[+ object]
— often used as (be) applied

apply yourself

: to make yourself work hard in order to complete something successfully
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