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English definition of “apply”

apply

verb [I] (HAVE TO DO WITH)   /əˈplɑɪ/
(esp. of rules or laws) to have to do with someone or something; relate: The same rules apply to everybody. applicable    /ˈæp·lɪ·kə·bəl, əˈplɪk·ə-/ adjective This law is only applicable to nonprofit organizations.
(Definition of apply verb (HAVE TO DO WITH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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