apply (v.)
conform, bend, adapt
AC V.ii.126[Caesar to Cleopatra] If you apply yourself to our intents
MW II.ii.229[Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of Mistress Ford] Would it apply well to the vehemency of your affection that I should win what you would enjoy?
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