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English definition of “apply”

apply

verb [T] (USE)    /əˈplaɪ/
C1 to make use of something or use it for a practical purpose: He wants a job in which he can apply his foreign languages. The court heard how the driver had failed to apply his brakes in time. If you apply pressure to a cut it's meant to stop the bleeding.Using and misusing
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