apply

[ uh-plahy ]
/ əˈplaɪ /
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verb (used with object), ap·plied, ap·ply·ing.

verb (used without object), ap·plied, ap·ply·ing.

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Origin of apply

1350–1400; Middle English ap(p)lien<Anglo-French, Old French ap(p)lier<Latin applicāre, equivalent to ap-ap-1 + plicāre to fold; see ply2

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British Dictionary definitions for apply

apply
/ (əˈplaɪ) /

verb -plies, -plying or -plied

Derived forms of apply

applier, noun

Word Origin for apply

C14: from Old French aplier, from Latin applicāre to attach to
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