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We advertised three jobs, and over 50 people applied.
Students can apply for money to help with their living costs.
You have to apply to the passport office for a visa.
Bill is applying to join the fire service.
The trial judge had applied an incorrect principle of law.
A similar technique can be applied to the treatment of cancer.
This is the British English definition of apply. View American English definition of apply.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun
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