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  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}. 




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