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Enroll vs. Apply

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Enrollverb

(transitive) To enter (a name, etc.) in a register, roll or list

Applyverb

(transitive) To lay or place; to put (one thing to another)

‘to apply cream to a rash’;

Enrollverb

(transitive) To enlist (someone) or make (someone) a member of

‘They were eager to enroll new recruits.’;

Applyverb

(transitive) To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote

‘to apply funds to the repayment of a debt’;

Enrollverb

(intransitive) To enlist oneself (in something) or become a member (of something)

‘Have you enrolled in classes yet for this term?’;

Applyverb

(transitive) To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the case

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Enrollverb

To envelop; to enwrap.

Applyverb

(transitive) To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.

Enrollverb

To insert in a roil; to register or enter in a list or catalogue or on rolls of court; hence, to record; to insert in records; to leave in writing; as, to enroll men for service; to enroll a decree or a law; also, reflexively, to enlist.

‘An unwritten law of common right, so engraven in the hearts of our ancestors, and by them so constantly enjoyed and claimed, as that it needed not enrolling.’; ‘All the citizen capable of bearing arms enrolled themselves.’;

Applyverb

(transitive) To betake; to address; to refer; generally used reflexively.

Enrollverb

To envelop; to inwrap; to involve.

Applyverb

(intransitive) To submit oneself as a candidate (with the adposition "to" designating the recipient of the submission, and the adposition "for" designating the position).

‘I recently applied to the tavern for a job as a bartender.’; ‘Most of the colleges she applied to were ones she thought she had a good chance of getting into.’; ‘Many of them don't know it, but almost a third of the inmates are eligible to apply for parole or work-release programs.’;

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Enrollverb

register formally as a participant or member;

‘The party recruited many new members’;

Applyverb

(intransitive) To pertain or be relevant to a specified individual or group.

‘That rule only applies to foreigners.’;

Applyverb

(obsolete) To busy; to keep at work; to ply.

Applyverb

(obsolete) To visit.

Applyadjective

alternative spelling of appley

Applyverb

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.’;

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Applyverb

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.

Applyverb

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 lastTo Satan, first in sin, his doom applied.’;

Applyverb

To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.

‘Apply thine heart unto instruction.’;

Applyverb

To direct or address.

‘Sacred vows . . . applied to grisly Pluto.’;

Applyverb

To betake; to address; to refer; - used reflexively.

‘I applied myself to him for help.’;

Applyverb

To busy; to keep at work; to ply.

‘She was skillful in applying his "humors."’;

Applyverb

To visit.

‘And he applied each place so fast.’;

Applyverb

To suit; to agree; to have some connection, agreement, or analogy; as, this argument applies well to the case.

Applyverb

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.

Applyverb

To ply; to move.

‘I heard the sound of an oar applying swiftly through the water.’;

Applyverb

To apply or address one's self; to give application; to attend closely (to).

Applyverb

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’;

Applyverb

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’;

Applyverb

ask (for something);

‘He applied for a leave of absence’; ‘She applied for college’; ‘apply for a job’;

Applyverb

apply to a surface;

‘She applied paint to the back of the house’; ‘Put on make-up!’;

Applyverb

be applicable to; as to an analysis;

‘This theory lends itself well to our new data’;

Applyverb

give or convey physically;

‘She gave him First Aid’; ‘I gave him a punch in the nose’;

Applyverb

avail oneself to;

‘apply a principle’; ‘practice a religion’; ‘use care when going down the stairs’; ‘use your common sense’; ‘practice non-violent resistance’;

Applyverb

ensure observance of laws and rules;

‘Apply the rules to everyone’;

Applyverb

refer (a word or name) to a person or thing;

‘He applied this racial slur to me!’;

Applyverb

apply oneself to;

‘Please apply yourself to your homework’;

Applyverb

make a formal application or request

‘a number of people have applied to vote by proxy’; ‘you need to apply to the local authority for a grant’;

Applyverb

put oneself forward formally as a candidate for a job

‘she had applied for a number of positions’;

Applyverb

be applicable or relevant

‘normal rules apply’; ‘prices do not apply to public holiday periods’;

Applyverb

bring or put into operation or use

‘the oil industry has failed to apply appropriate standards of care’;

Applyverb

put or spread (a substance) on a surface

‘the sealer can be applied to new wood’;

Applyverb

use; exert

‘smooth over with a cloth, applying even pressure’;

Applyverb

give one's full attention to a task; work hard

‘for two years, she applied herself to her studies with dedication’;

Apply

In mathematics and computer science, apply is a function that applies a function to arguments. It is central to programming languages derived from lambda calculus, such as LISP and Scheme, and also in functional languages.

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