• To lay or place; to put (one thing to another)
  • To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case
  • To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative
  • To put closely; to join; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention
  • To to address; to refer; generally used reflexively.
  • To submit oneself as a candidate (with the adposition "to" designating the recipient of the submission, and the adposition "for" designating the position).
  • To pertain or be relevant to a specified individual or group.
  • To busy; to keep at work; to ply.
  • To visit.


  • Alternate spelling of appley


  • From Middle English aplien, applien, from Old French applier, (French appliquer), from Latin applicō ("join, fix, or attach to"); from ad + plicō. See applicant, ply.
  • apple + -y.

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