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English definition of “apply”

apply

verb [T] (USE)   /əˈplɑɪ/
to make use of something for a particular purpose : As a translator , he was able to apply his knowledge of foreign languages . The driver failed to apply his brakes in time . If you apply yourself to something, you work hard at it.
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