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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·ply /əˈplaɪ/
 (v.)申請,要求;運用,適用;勤奮,專心致志

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·ply /əˈplaɪ/ 及物動詞
 塗布,點樣,適用,申請,接洽,運用,敷,塗,施(藥)應用,使用

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 apply
 引進

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 apply
 應用

From: Network Terminology

 apply
 應用 引用

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·ply v. t. [imp. & p. p. Applied p. pr. & vb. n. Applying.]
 1. To lay or place; to put or adjust (one thing to another); -- with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply medicaments to a diseased part of the body.
    He said, and the sword his throat applied.   --Dryden.
 2. To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to apply money to the payment of a debt.
 3. To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the case; to apply an epithet to a person.
 Yet God at last
 To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied.   --Milton.
 4. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.
    Apply thine heart unto instruction.   --Prov. xxiii. 12.
 5. To direct or address. [R.]
    Sacred vows . . . applied to grisly Pluto.   --Pope.
 6. To betake; to address; to refer; -- used reflexively.
    I applied myself to him for help.   --Johnson.
 7. To busy; to keep at work; to ply. [Obs.]
    She was skillful in applying his =\“humors.”\=   --Sir P. Sidney.
 8. To visit. [Obs.]
    And he applied each place so fast.   --Chapman.
 Applied chemistry. See under Chemistry.
 Applied mathematics. See under Mathematics.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·ply, v. i.
 1. To suit; to agree; to have some connection, agreement, or analogy; as, this argument applies well to the case.
 2. To make request; to have recourse with a view to gain something; to make application. (to); to solicit; as, to apply to a friend for information.
 3. To ply; to move. [R.]
    I heard the sound of an oar applying swiftly through the water.   --T. Moore.
 4. To apply or address one's self; to give application; to attend closely (to).
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 apply
      v 1: put into service; make work or employ (something) for a
           particular purpose or for its inherent or natural
           purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at
           home"; "I can't make use of this tool"; "Apply a
           magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many
           projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply
           this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to
           store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
           [syn: use, utilize, utilise, employ]
      2: be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply
         to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers";
         "The same rules go for everyone" [syn: hold, go for]
      3: ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence";
         "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
      4: apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the
         house"; "Put on make-up!" [syn: put on]
      5: be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends
         itself well to our new data" [syn: lend oneself] [ant: defy]
      6: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave
         him a punch in the nose" [syn: give]
      7: avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a
         religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use
         your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
         [syn: practice, use]
      8: ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to
         everyone"; [syn: enforce, implement] [ant: exempt]
      9: refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; "He applied
         this racial slur to me!"
      10: apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"
      [also: applied]