Many high school students have begun 'applying for college'. [=asking to be accepted as students at colleges or universities by filling out and sending applications]
He was able to stop the bleeding by 'applying' pressure to the cut. [=by pressing on/against the cut]
We can handle these problems effectively if we 'apply' the lessons learned from past experiences.
(..) What's that? This necktie. It's not right. Well, it's not a necktie, dear. It's an ascot. Yes, but generally the same principles should apply, shouldn't they? It's not right. It's not right, or you don't like it? I don't like how this looks. Looks distinguished and debonair to me. (..)2014 Selma