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applies

verb , present tense third-person singular of apply

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1 to have a relation or connection
  • does your rule about calling home apply to me as well?
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2 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention
  • Sam applied himself to writing thank-you letters to everyone who'd helped sponsor him for the charity walk
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3 to put a layer of on a surface
  • apply the ointment liberally
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4 to put into action or service
  • apply the laws of motion to this physics problem
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5 to bring to bear especially forcefully or effectively
  • apply pressure to the area to stop the bleeding
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6 to carry out effectively
  • a police officer applying the law
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