Apply etymology


English word apply comes from Latin plica, Latin ad- (To.)

Etymology of apply

Detailed word origin of apply

Dictionary entry Language Definition
plica Latin (lat)
ad- Latin (lat) To.
applico Latin (lat) I add, attach, join to.. I apply.
applier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To apply. To bend.
apply English (en) (intransitive) To pertain or be relevant to a specified individual or group.. (intransitive) To submit oneself as a candidate (with the adposition "to" designating the recipient of the submission, and the adposition "for" designating the position).. (obsolete) To busy; to keep at work; to ply.. (obsolete) To visit.. (transitive) To betake; to address; to refer; generally used reflexively.. [...]

Words with the same origin as apply