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English definition of “apply”

apply

verb [T] (PUT ON)    /əˈplaɪ/
to spread or rub a substance such as cream or paint on a surface: Apply the cream liberally to exposed areas every three hours and after swimming. The paint should be applied thinly and evenly.Covering and adding layers
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