aplicar

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Catalan[edit]

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aplicar ‎(first-person singular present aplico, past participle aplicat)

  1. To apply

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin applicāre.

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Verb[edit]

aplicar ‎(first-person singular present indicative aplico, past participle aplicado)

  1. (transitive or ditransitive, with the indirect object taking em or another positional preposition) to apply (to put on)
    Aplique xampu no seu cabelo até que ele fique macio.
    Apply shampoo on your hair until it gets soft.
  2. (transitive or ditransitive, with the indirect object taking a) to apply (to put to use for a purpose)
    O carrasco aplicou a pena de morte ao psicopata.
    The executioner applied the death sentence to the psychopath.
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive or transitive with a) to apply (to) (to be relevant to)
    Lógica matemática nem sempre se aplica à vida real.
    Mathematical logic doesn’t always apply to real life.
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun, intransitive or transitive with a) to commit (to); to dedicate oneself to (to pursue a course of action with great effort)
    Esses pirralhos não querem se aplicar aos estudos.
    These brats don’t want to commit to their studies.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin applicāre, present active infinitive of applicō.

Verb[edit]

aplicar ‎(first-person singular present aplico, first-person singular preterite apliqué, past participle aplicado)

  1. to use
    El presidente aplicó medidas especiales.
    The president used special measures.
  2. to smear; to put something above another thing or in contact with another thing
    Él aplicó la mermelada a la tostada.
    He spread the mermelade on the toast.
    Aplicó la pomada a la rodilla.
    He smeared the cream on the knee.

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  • c becomes qu before e.

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