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Definition of "applying" []

  • To put to practical use; utilize; employ (verb)
  • To be relevant, useful, or appropriate (verb)
  • To cause to come into contact with; put onto (verb)
  • To put in an application or request (verb)
  • To devote (oneself, one's efforts) with diligence (verb)
  • To bring into operation or use (verb)
  • To refer (a word, epithet, etc) to a person or thing (verb)
  • Present participle of apply. (verb)

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Use "applying" in a sentence
  • "Nevertheless, the grant was more than welcome, he added; his plan had been to spend the rest of the term applying for increasingly scarce grant money to support his work."
  • "The project of bringing economic reasoning to bear on social problems is usually loaded with neoliberal assumptions and ideological biases, and its boosters are distressingly naive about the past damage done in the name applying market know-how."
  • "On the other hand, Monotheism, like Polytheism, is a term applying primarily to a concrete system of religion."