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English definition of “apply”

apply

verb [I] (RELATE TO)    /əˈplaɪ/
B2 ( especially of rules or laws ) to have a connection or be important : That bit of the form is for UK citizens - it doesn't apply to you. Those were old regulations - they don't apply any more.Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning
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