apply, vb.

1. To make a formal request or motion (apply for a loan) (apply for injunctive relief).

2. To employ for a limited purpose (apply payments to a reduction in interest).

3. To put to use with a particular subject matter ( apply the law to the facts) (apply the law only to transactions in interstate commerce).

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