apply oneself

Definition of apply oneself

:to make oneself work hard in order to complete something successfully
  • If you apply yourself, you might be able to finish the project on time.
  • She applied herself to learning the language.

Word by Word Definitions

apply play
  1. : to put to use especially for some practical purpose

  2. : to bring into action

  3. : to lay or spread on

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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