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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?
See also: apply
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apply for

v.
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.
See also: apply
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I can think of only two logical reasons why officials neglected to apply for something so patently advantageous to Cyprus.
"To say that one may apply for something that one has no right to receive is to render the right to apply a dead letter," he argued.
'We cannot afford to stay long away from our jobs just to apply for something that isn't even certain.'
She said: "We know from other government programmes like child benefit that people often don't apply for something even when it's really in their interests to do so."
Requiring tourists to apply for something like a visa would be a nuisance, he said.
He added: "It's an opportunity for people already working here to apply for something different, the chance for people who have left to return to the site and a great opportunity to bring new talent into the industry."
No-one tells us and we only find out when we apply for something," he said.
For those thinking of things outside the confines of the office, you may be glad to know that the world of corporate greatness gets easier from the 10th as Mars takes on a better mood for you, asking you to go back and apply for something you may have found didn't work out first time round or someone finding you again and asking if you're still interested.
"When people apply for something online they expect an immediate response and for the information to be there immediately," explained Jackie Edwards, business development manager at Connexus, as to why the credit union decided to make the change.
Charlotte says: "It's scary how you can know nothing about being an identity fraud victim until you apply for something like a mortgage or other credit.
They do have their rules, but once accepted on to their books you can apply for something every year until the child reaches the age of 16.
Consider France, which allows gay people to apply for something called a civil solidarity pact.
``It is incredibly embarrassing if you have to go through your detailed medical history every time you apply for something like insurance.
Among the nation's seven trust banks, six may apply for something between 200 billion and 400 billion yen.