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Apply oneself to something vs Apply to something

apply oneself to somethingput all one’s energy into smth.:

  • If you apply yourself to the job in hand, you’ll soon finish it.

apply to something

1. turn to an organization for help, support, etc.:

  • You must apply to the proper office for permission.

2. (of rules, laws, etc.) affect smth.; be relevant to smth.:

  • These policies apply only to very large companies.