verb (used with object), ap·plied, ap·ply·ing.
verb (used without object), ap·plied, ap·ply·ing.
- applied kinematics,
- applied linguistics,
Origin of apply
Examples from the Web for re-apply
So they temporarily nixed that spending until the command could explain itself and re-apply for the money in the next year.Special Ops Commander Swears: I Won't Be Hillary's VP|Kimberly Dozier|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a bad plan to put glaze on newly-spirited work, or to re-apply it on old bodies.French Polishing and Enamelling|Richard Bitmead
verb -plies, -plying or -plied
Word Origin for apply
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.