[T]he Agriculture Department abandoned the costly and burdensome review process it had applied to earlier claims.
Sofía, a 25-year-old woman who has applied for asylum and also requested anonymity, was held for two weeks.
He is the one of the great ones... a guy who applied the same skills to money that he applied to sports, it's brilliant.
But the Camelot image as applied to the Kennedy presidency had some unfortunate and unforeseen consequences.
But the admissions officer’s attitude is, ‘Oh, he just applied here as a safety.
The blood of each was shed and applied separately for a special purpose.
As applied to her, the term: coveralls, regulation, gray was strictly a euphemism.
It is not only to the most dreaded diseases that he has applied the germ theory.
In these school-gardens botany will be applied to horticulture.
In nature the heat is applied by contact with the bodies of the parent birds.
"put to practical use," (as opposed to abstract or theoretical), 1650s, from past participle of apply. Earlier it was used in a sense of "folded" (c.1500).
late 14c., "to put (one's faculties, etc.) to some task or career," late 14c., from Old French aploiier "apply, use, attach" (12c., Modern French appliquer), from Latin applicare "attach to, join, connect;" figuratively, "devote (oneself) to, give attention," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + plicare "fold" (see ply (v.1)). The etymological sense is "bring things in contact with one another." Of lotions, from early 15c. Meaning "seek a job by submitting an application for one" is from 1851. A by-form applicate is recorded from 1530s. Related: Applied; applying.