Apply

Definition of Apply

Ap`ply´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Applied ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Applying.]
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.
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.
She was skillful in applying his "humors."
- Sir P. Sidney.
8.To visit.
And he applied each place so fast.
- Chapman.
Applied chemistry
See under Chemistry.
Applied mathematics
See under Mathematics.
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.
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).

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