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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apply  \Ap*ply"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Applied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Applying}.]  [OF.  aplier  F.  appliquer  fr  L.  applicare  to 
  join  fix,  or  attach  to  ad  +  plicare  to  fold,  to  twist 
  together.  See  {Applicant},  {Ply}.] 
  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. 
 
  He  said  and  the  sword  his  throat  applied.  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  Yet  God  at  last  To  Satan,  first  in  sin,  his  doom 
  applied.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  fix  closely;  to  engage  and  employ  diligently,  or  with 
  attention;  to  attach;  to  incline. 
 
  Apply  thine  heart  unto  instruction.  --Prov.  xxiii. 
  12. 
 
  5.  To  direct  or  address.  [R.] 
 
  Sacred  vows  .  .  .  applied  to  grisly  Pluto.  --Pope. 
 
  6.  To  betake;  to  address;  to  refer;  --  used  reflexively. 
 
  I  applied  myself  to  him  for  help.  --Johnson. 
 
  7.  To  busy;  to  keep  at  work  to  ply.  [Obs.] 
 
  She  was  skillful  in  applying  his  ``humors.''  --Sir 
  P.  Sidney. 
 
  8.  To  visit.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  he  applied  each  place  so  fast  --Chapman. 
 
  {Applied  chemistry}.  See  under  {Chemistry}. 
 
  {Applied  mathematics}.  See  under  {Mathematics}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apply  \Ap*ply"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  suit;  to  agree;  to  have  some  connection,  agreement,  or 
  analogy;  as  this  argument  applies  well  to  the  case. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  To  ply;  to  move  [R.] 
 
  I  heard  the  sound  of  an  oar  applying  swiftly  through 
  the  water.  --T.  Moore. 
 
  4.  To  apply  or  address  one's  self  to  give  application;  to 
  attend  closely  (to). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apply 
  v  1:  put  into  service;  make  work  make  use  of  of  employ  for  a 
  particular  purpose:  "use  your  head!"  "I  can't  make  use 
  of  this  tool";  "Apply  a  magnetic  field  here";  "This 
  thinking  was  applied  to  many  projects";  "How  do  you 
  utilize  this  tool?";  "I  apply  this  rule  to  get  good 
  results"  [syn:  {use},  {utilize},  {utilise},  {employ}] 
  2:  be  pertinent  or  relevant  or  applicable;  "The  same  laws  apply 
  to  you!"  "This  theory  holds  for  all  irrational  numbers"; 
  "The  same  rules  go  for  everyone"  [syn:  {hold},  {go  for}] 
  3:  make  use  of  "implement  a  procedure"  [syn:  {implement},  {utilize}] 
  4:  ask  (for  something);  "He  applied  for  a  leave  of  absence"; 
  "She  applied  for  college";  "apply  for  a  job" 
  5:  apply  to  a  surface:  "She  applied  paint  to  the  back  of  the 
  house";  "Put  on  make-up!"  [syn:  {put  on}] 
  6:  be  applicable  to  as  to  an  analysis;  "This  theory  lends 
  itself  well  to  our  new  data"  [syn:  {lend  oneself}]  [ant:  {defy}] 
  7:  give  or  convey  physically:  "She  gave  him  First  Aid";  "I  gave 
  him  a  punch  in  the  nose"  [syn:  {give}] 
  8:  avail  oneself  to  "apply  a  principle";  "practice  a 
  religion";  "use  care  when  going  down  the  stairs"  [syn:  {practice}, 
  {use}] 
  9:  ensure  observance  of  laws  and  rules  "Apply  the  rules  to 
  everyone";  [syn:  {enforce},  {implement}]  [ant:  {exempt}] 
  10:  refer  (a  word  or  name)  to  a  person  or  thing  "He  applied 
  this  racial  slur  to  me!" 
  11:  apply  oneself  to  "Please  apply  yourself  to  your  homework" 




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