apply oneself/one's mind

(with to) (to give one's full attention or energy (to a task etc): If he would apply himself he could pass his exams.) leggja sig fram, einbeita sér

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  • apply oneself — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. attend to, dedicate oneself, devote oneself, address oneself, be occupied with, keep one s mind on, direct oneself to, concentrate on, persevere in, persist in, give oneself wholly to, be industrious, work at, buckle down*,… …   English dictionary for students

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  • mind — [mīnd] n. [ME mynde < OE (ge)mynd, memory < IE base * men , to think > Gr menos, spirit, force, L mens, mind] 1. memory; recollection or remembrance [to bring to mind a story] 2. what one thinks; opinion [speak your mind] 3. a) that… …   English World dictionary

  • mind — /muynd/, n. 1. (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind. 2. Psychol. the totality of conscious and unconscious… …   Universalium

  • mind, philosophy of — Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of mind and its various manifestations, including intentionality, sensation and sense perception, feeling and emotion, traits of character and personality, the unconscious, volition, thought, memory,… …   Universalium

  • mind — /maɪnd / (say muynd) noun 1. that which thinks, feels, and wills, exercises perception, judgement, reflection, etc., as in a human or other conscious being: the processes of the mind. 2. Psychology the psyche; the totality of conscious and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mind — n. & v. n. 1 a the seat of consciousness, thought, volition, and feeling. b attention, concentration (my mind keeps wandering). 2 the intellect; intellectual powers. 3 remembrance, memory (it went out of my mind; I can t call it to mind). 4 one s …   Useful english dictionary

  • apply — appliable, adj. appliableness, n. appliably, adv. applier, n. /euh pluy /, v., applied, applying. v.t. 1. to make use of as relevant, suitable, or pertinent: to apply a theory to a problem. 2. to put to use, esp. for a particular purpose: to… …   Universalium

  • Hegel’s logic and philosophy of mind — Willem deVries LOGIC AND MIND IN HEGEL’S PHILOSOPHY Hegel is above all a systematic philosopher. Awe inspiring in its scope, his philosophy left no subject untouched. Logic provides the central, unifying framework as well as the general… …   History of philosophy

  • Dualism (philosophy of mind) — René Descartes s illustration of dualism. Inputs are passed on by the sensory organs to the epiphysis in the brain and from there to the immaterial spirit. In philosophy of mind, dualism is a set of views about the relationship between mind and… …   Wikipedia

  • concentrate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. distill, condense, consolidate; intensify, fix, aim, focus; converge, center, localize; collect, assemble, gather. See assemblage, convergence. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To bring or come together] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

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