From French apte, from Latin aptus, from obsolete apere (“to fasten, to join, to fit”), akin to apisci (“to reach, attain”); compare with Greek ἅπτειν (haptīn, “to fasten”) and Sanskrit आप्त (āpta, “fit”), from आप् (āp, “to reach, attain”).
- Suitable; appropriate; fit or fitted; suited.
- Tonight there’s a full moon, which is apt, since the election night will bring out the lunatics.
- (of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
- This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of its leaves by a leaf-cutting ant.
- Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
- disposed, predisposed, inclined, liable, tending towards
- appropriate, suitable, meet
- fit, qualified
- prompt, quick
- See also Wikisaurus:skillful
fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate
having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards
ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert
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