Fits vs Applies - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between fits and applies
is that fits
) while applies
As a noun fits
( = fish)
From (etyl) applier, ((etyl) appliquer), from (etyl) . See applicant, ply.
To lay or place; to put or adjust (one thing to another);—with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply medicaments to a diseased part of the body.
, title=Translation of Virgil's Aeneid
, passage=He said, and to the sword his throat applied
To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to apply money to the payment of a debt.
To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the case; to apply an epithet to a person.
* (rfdate) Milton,
To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.
* 1611 , '', ''Proverbs 23:12,
- Yet God at last To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied .
To betake; to address; to refer; generally used reflexively.
* Alexander Pope
- Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
* (rfdate) Johnson
- sacred vows applied to grisly Pluto
To submit oneself as a candidate (with the adposition "to" designating the recipient of the submission, and the adposition "for" designating the position).
- I applied myself to him for help.
- I recently applied to the tavern for a job as a bartender.
- Most of the colleges she applied to were ones she thought she had a good chance of getting into.
To pertain or be relevant to a specified individual or group.
- Many of them don't know it, but almost a third of the inmates are eligible to apply for parole or work-release programs.
(obsolete) To busy; to keep at work; to ply.
* Sir Philip Sidney
- That rule only applies to foreigners.
(obsolete) To visit.
- She was skillful in applying his humours.
- His armour was so clear, / And he applied each place so fast, that like a lightning thrown / Out of the shield of Jupiter, in every eye he shone.