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apply oneself

To try hard or concentrate one's abilities (toward something). Without the preposition "to," it refers to a concentrated effort in general. I know you think you won't be able to understand this level of math, but you just need to apply yourself, and you'll find success. If we apply ourselves to the problem, we'll find a solution eventually.
See also: apply
References in classic literature ?
When you come home you sit down in a sober, contemplative, not uncharitable frame of mind, and apply yourself to your books or your business.
If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind.
"It is that you will let me know, deliberately, whether, in case of my death, you will carry out my wishes: whether you will avoid doing what I should deprecate, and apply yourself to do what I should desire."
If you lived in an unfinished house, you couldn't settle down in it; if you were condemned to leave everything you undertook unfinished, you would find it hard to apply yourself to anything; and yet that's my unhappy case.
Right now, you have opportunities to forge ahead and make progress if you apply yourself.
"They are not bad players but you have to be a good player in the Premier League and apply yourself better than what we did at Norwich.
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"You have to be prepared to apply yourself to your studies, you can't be afraid of a bit of hard work."
"You've got to apply yourself properly because I've played in a lot of Cup games against lower league opposition and luckily I've never had a shock.
Prepare to apply yourself fully whilst looking after your health, in part through pursuing the benefits of physical exercise, rest and paying attention to your nutrition.Speak to your supervisor concerning your grievance, sharing the view that that while you are excited about your job, you however feel that you are running the risk of ruining your health trying to deal with all that is expected from you.
Cricket is very simple, play according to situation, rotate strike and apply yourself, you will get results,' he added.
Or if you'd like to apply yourself, you can use this form.
You could apply yourself if your sister hasn't already begun the process.