apply for (something)(redirected from Applied For)
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apply for (something)
To pursue something, such as a job, often through a formal process. When's the deadline to apply for financial aid? Did you hear about that job opening in marketing? I think I'm going to apply for it. I know that a lot of people have applied for this job, but I only want to see the most highly-qualified candidates.
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To request or seek some assistance, admission, or employment: At least fifty people applied for the job. I might have to apply for unemployment benefits.
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