What is Apply ?
Apply is (verb) 1. to apply for a job to ask for a job She applied for a job in the supermarket. He’s applying for a job as a teacher. 2. to put on Wait until the first coat of paint is dry before you apply the second. 3. to apply to to affect or to be relevant to This rule only applies to people coming from outside the EU.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level