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apt (adj.)

mid-14c., "inclined, disposed;" late 14c., "suited, fitted, adapted, possessing the necessary qualities for the purpose," from Old French ate "fitting, suitable, appropriate" (13c., Modern French apte), or directly from Latin aptus "fit, suited, proper, appropriate," adjectival use of past participle of *apere "to attach, join, tie to," from PIE root *ap- (1) "to grasp, take, reach" (source also of Sanskrit apnoti "he reaches," Latin apisci "to reach after, attain," Hittite epmi "I seize"). Elliptical sense of "becoming, appropriate" is from 1560s.

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Definitions of apt from WordNet

apt (adj.)
at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant;
he is apt to lose
Synonyms: liable
apt (adj.)
(usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward;
he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant
Synonyms: disposed / given / minded / tending
apt (adj.)
mentally quick and resourceful; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker;
an apt pupil
Synonyms: clever
apt (adj.)
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence;
an apt reply
Synonyms: apposite / pertinent
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