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v. ap·plied, ap·ply·ing, ap·plies
1. To bring into contact with something; put on: applied glue sparingly to the paper.
2. To put to or adapt for a special use: applies all her money to her mortgage.
3. To put into action: applied the brakes.
4. To engage (oneself) in a task with close attention or persistence: applied myself to my studies.
1. To be pertinent or relevant: a rule that applies to everyone.
2. To request or seek assistance, employment, or admission: applied for unemployment benefits; will apply to college next year.

[Middle English applien, from Old French aplier, from Latin applicāre, to affix : ad-, ad- + plicāre, to fold together; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

ap·pli′a·ble adj.
ap·pli′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admissionapplier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabee - an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant"; "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"
bidder - someone who makes an offer
claimant - someone who claims a benefit or right or title; "claimants of unemployment compensation"; "he was a claimant to the throne"
job candidate - an applicant who is being considered for a job
material - a person judged suitable for admission or employment; "he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
petitioner, requester, suppliant, supplicant - one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
possible - an applicant who might be suitable
probable - an applicant likely to be chosen
submitter - someone who submits something (as an application for a job or a manuscript for publication etc.) for the judgment of others; "he was a prolific submitter of proposals"
2.applier - a device for applying a substanceapplier - a device for applying a substance  
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
flux applicator - an applicator for applying flux (as in soldering)
paintbrush - a brush used as an applicator (to apply paint)
spray gun - an applicator resembling a gun for applying liquid substances (as paint) in the form of a spray
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However, when the additional $1395 cost of the clip applier was taken into account, the total cost per patient was $49 (5).
The company said the CyPass Ultra System includes a pre-loaded CyPass Micro-Stent, which is housed in a loader tip attached to a hand-held surgical instrument called the CyPass applier. The CyPass Micro-Stent is a prescription medical device that is indicated for use in conjunction with cataract surgery for the reduction of IOP in adult patients with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma.
Nevertheless, there are few data regarding the quality of haemostatic techniques for laparoscopic OVH, and no study has evaluated the laparoscopic clip applier, or its use with the two portals video-assisted technique.
And who can see any referee signalling "play on" without remembering fondly the best-ever applier of the advantage rule, Mark Halsey?
This equipment's first part is the button to which the subject is supposed to press according to previously defined auditory (sound) or visual (light) stimulant, the second part is the place in where test applier adjusts number and shape of the auditory or visual stimulants which are sent to subject.
Pervez Ashraf said that several personalities of Gujar Khan applied for developmental schemes and name of applier were mentioned on the special forms.
Of the 54 candidates under review for the post, serial applier Ardiles is on the list.
Emphasizing the contradiction in being both maker, applier and regulator of the law Kamalak said, "This can disrupt the harmony among the institutions and organs of the state."
Three trocars were placed as in routine LC, a 10 mm trocar for 30-degree endoscope at umbilicus, a 12 mm trocar at midline below xiphoid for dissection and clip applier, a 5 mm trocar at right midclavicular line under costal margin for retracting grasper, and an extra 5 mm trocar at right anterior axillary line below costal margin sometimes required for better retraction.
And that has nothing to do with the fact that I can't wait to spend every minute of every day of the holidays at their beck and call as chief entertainer, suncream lotion applier and paddling pool filler.