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English Dictionary: applying by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Apply \Ap*ply"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Applied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Applying}.] [OF. aplier, F. appliquer, fr. L. applicare to
      join, fix, or attach to; ad + plicare to fold, to twist
      together. See {Applicant}, {Ply}.]
      1. To lay or place; to put or adjust (one thing to another);
            -- with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply
            medicaments to a diseased part of the body.
                     He said, and the sword his throat applied. --Dryden.
      2. To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose,
            or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to
            apply money to the payment of a debt.
      3. To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable,
            fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the
            case; to apply an epithet to a person.
                     Yet God at last To Satan, first in sin, his doom
                     applied.                                             --Milton.
      4. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with
            attention; to attach; to incline.
                     Apply thine heart unto instruction.   --Prov. xxiii.
      5. To direct or address. [R.]
                     Sacred vows . . . applied to grisly Pluto. --Pope.
      6. To betake; to address; to refer; -- used reflexively.
                     I applied myself to him for help.      --Johnson.
      7. To busy; to keep at work; to ply. [Obs.]
                     She was skillful in applying his [bd]humors.[b8]
                                                                              --Sir P.
      8. To visit. [Obs.]
                     And he applied each place so fast.      --Chapman.
      {Applied chemistry}. See under {Chemistry}.
      {Applied mathematics}. See under {Mathematics}.
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