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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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have to do with

2 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention

  • Sam applied himself to writing thank-you letters to everyone whoʼd helped sponsor him for the charity walk
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get cracking, get one's act together, get with it, turn one's hand (or turn a hand)

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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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bring to bear, draw on (or upon), make use of

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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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