“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.
“There are some things you still have to go to state functionaries for like applying for a passport,” says Kareem.
The message was left for someone called “Nana,” applying for work in a factory.
late 14c., "to put (one's faculties, etc.) to some task or career," late 14c., from Old French aploiier "apply, use, attach" (12c., Modern French appliquer), from Latin applicare "attach to, join, connect;" figuratively, "devote (oneself) to, give attention," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + plicare "fold" (see ply (v.1)). The etymological sense is "bring things in contact with one another." Of lotions, from early 15c. Meaning "seek a job by submitting an application for one" is from 1851. A by-form applicate is recorded from 1530s. Related: Applied; applying.