apply

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

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


Nearby words

  1. applied kinematics,
  2. applied linguistics,
  3. applique,
  4. appliqued,
  5. appliqué,
  6. appmt.,
  7. appoggiatura,
  8. appoint,
  9. appointed,
  10. appointee

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 re-apply

apply

verb -plies, -plying or -plied

(tr) to put to practical use; utilize; employ
(intr) to be relevant, useful, or appropriate
(tr) to cause to come into contact with; put onto
(intr often foll by for) to put in an application or request
(tr often foll by to) to devote (oneself, one's efforts) with diligence
(tr) to bring into operation or usethe police only applied the law to aliens
(tr) to refer (a word, epithet, etc) to a person or thing
Derived Formsapplier, noun

Word Origin for apply

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

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Word Origin and History for re-apply
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