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apt

 (ăpt)
adj.
1. Exactly suitable; appropriate: an apt reply.
2. Having a natural tendency; inclined: She is apt to take offense easily. See Usage Note at liable.
3. Quick to learn or understand: an apt student.

[Middle English, from Old French apte, from Latin aptus, past participle of apere, to fasten.]

apt′ly adv.
apt′ness n.

apt

(æpt)
adj
1. suitable for the circumstance or purpose; appropriate
2. (postpositive; foll by an infinitive) having a tendency (to behave as specified)
3. having the ability to learn and understand easily; clever (esp in the phrase an apt pupil)
[C14: from Latin aptus fitting, suitable, from apere to fasten]
ˈaptly adv
ˈaptness n

apt

(æpt)

adj.
1. disposed; prone: too apt to slander others.
2. likely: Am I apt to find him at home?
3. being quick to learn; bright: an apt pupil.
4. suited to the purpose or occasion: an apt metaphor.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin aptus fastened, prepared, suitable, orig. past participle of apere to fasten, attach]
apt′ly, adv.
apt′ness, n.
syn: apt, relevant, pertinent all refer to something suitable or fitting. apt means to the point and particularly appropriate: an apt comment. relevant means pertaining to the matter in hand: a relevant question. pertinent means directly related to and important to the subject: pertinent information.
usage.: Some usage guides advise that apt followed by an infinitive should be used to mean only “inclined, disposed.” In fact, apt is standard in all varieties of speech and writing as a synonym for likely in suggesting probability without inclination: She is apt to arrive any time now.Hostilities are apt to break out soon. See also liable.

apt.

apartment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apt - (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward; "he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; "I am not minded to answer any questions"
inclined - (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody"
2.apt - at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; "he is apt to lose"; "she is liable to forget"
likely - has a good chance of being the case or of coming about; "these services are likely to be available to us all before long"; "she is likely to forget"; "a likely place for a restaurant"; "the broken limb is likely to fall"; "rain is likely"; "a likely topic for investigation"; "likely candidates for the job"
3.apt - mentally quick and resourcefulapt - mentally quick and resourceful; "an apt pupil"; "you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
4.apt - being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
apropos - of an appropriate or pertinent nature

apt

adjective
2. inclined, likely, ready, disposed, prone, liable, given, predisposed, of a mind She was apt to raise her voice and wave her hands about.

apt

adjective
1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place:
2. Having or showing a tendency or likelihood:
Translations
شَديد الذَّكاءمُلائِم، مُناسِبمَيّال إلى، قابِل لِ
bystrýpravděpodobnýschopnývhodný
dygtigrammendeskarptilbøjeligtræffende
greindurlíklegur tilviîeigandi
gabusgreitaslinkęspagavusvykęs
apdāvinātsar nosliecidisponētspiemērotsspējīgs
trefný
çabuk kavrareğilimliuygunyatkınyerinde

APT

N ABBR (Brit) (formerly) =Advanced Passenger TrainTGV m, AVE m (Sp)

apt

[æpt] ADJ (apter (compar) (aptest (superl)))
1. (= suitable) [name, title] → acertado, apropiado; [description] → acertado, atinado; [remark] → acertado, oportuno
how apt that he should have been jailed on the anniversary of his crime!¡qué oportuno que lo hayan encerrado en el aniversario de su delito!
2. (= liable) to be apt to do sthtener tendencia a hacer algo, tender a hacer algo
we are apt to forget thatnos olvidamos fácilmente de que ...tenemos tendencia or tendemos or somos propensos a olvidarnos de que ...
he's apt to be latetiene tendencia a or tiende a or suele llegar tarde
I am apt to be out on Mondayslos lunes no suelo estar
this is apt to occuresto tiene tendencia or tiende a ocurrir, hay propensión a que esto ocurra
3. (= clever) → capaz
he has proved himself an apt pupilha demostrado ser un alumno capaz

APT

[ˌeɪpiːˈtiː] n abbr (British) (=advanced passenger train) → TGV m

apt

[ˈæpt] adj
(= suitable) [description, words] → juste
(= likely) to be apt to do sth → être susceptible de faire qch, avoir tendance à faire qch
(= able) → doué(e), apte
apt at → doué(e) pour, apte à

APT

abbr of advanced passenger trainHochgeschwindigkeitszug m

apt

adj (+er)
(= suitable, fitting)passend; description, comparison, remarkpassend, treffend
(= able, intelligent)begabt (at für)
(= liable, likely) to be apt to do somethingleicht etw tun, dazu neigen, etw zu tun; he is apt to be lateer neigt dazu, zu spät zu kommen; I was apt to believe him until …ich war geneigt, ihm zu glauben, bis …; it is apt to rain in Glasgowes regnet oft in Glasgow; we are apt to forget that …wir vergessen leicht or gern (inf), → dass …

APT

[ˌeɪpiːˈtiː] n abbr (Brit) =advanced passenger traintreno ad alta velocità

apt

[æpt] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (suitable, remark) → appropriato/a, adatto/a, pertinente; (description) → felice, indovinato/a, giusto/a
b. (liable) to be apt to do sthavere (la) tendenza a fare qc
I am apt to be out on Mondays → generalmente di lunedì non ci sono
we are apt to forget that ... → tendiamo a dimenticare che...
c. (pupil, student, able) → dotato/a, capace

apt

(ӕpt) adjective
1. (with to) likely. He is apt to get angry if you ask a lot of questions.
2. suitable. an apt remark.
3. clever; quick to learn. an apt student.
ˈaptly adverb
ˈaptness noun
References in classic literature ?
There was a good deal of rustling and whispering behind the curtain, a trifle of lamp smoke, and an occasional giggle from Amy, who was apt to get hysterical in the excitement of the moment.
She was a spare, tall woman, a little stooped, and she was apt to carry her head thrust forward in an attitude of attention, as if she were looking at something, or listening to something, far away.
If one of the little Pontellier boys took a tumble whilst at play, he was not apt to rush crying to his mother's arms for comfort; he would more likely pick himself up, wipe the water out of his eves and the sand out of his mouth, and go on playing.
I will not deny, however, but the horses cowered when I passed them, as though they scented the wolves; and a wolf is a beast that is apt to hover about an Indian ambushment, craving the offals of the deer the savages kill.
The spectator is apt to imagine that nature had formerly suffered some violent convulsion; and that these are the dismembered remains of the dreadful shock; the ruins, not of Persepolis or Palmyra, but of the world!
This yer minglin' with the bo-tong is apt to be wearisome, ez you and me knows, unless combined with experience and judgment.
It is time that the good Colonel came forth to greet his friends; else we shall be apt to suspect that he has taken a sip too much of his Canary wine, in his extreme deliberation which cask it were best to broach in honor of the day
But she has no great tenderness even in her best of moods, and, sooner or later -- oftener soon than late -- is apt to fling off her nestlings with a scratch of her claw, a dab of her beak, or a rankling wound from her barbed arrows.
That all this might not be too onerous on the purses of his rustic patrons, who are apt to considered the costs of schooling a grievous burden, and schoolmasters as mere drones he had various ways of rendering himself both useful and agreeable.
He never wrote to them--that may have been selfish, but it was a part of the flattery of his trust of me; for the way in which a man pays his highest tribute to a woman is apt to be but by the more festal celebration of one of the sacred laws of his comfort; and I held that I carried out the spirit of the pledge given not to appeal to him when I let my charges understand that their own letters were but charming literary exercises.
To accomplish his object Ahab must use tools; and of all tools used in the shadow of the moon, men are most apt to get out of order.
It is very fat and tender, and apt to tear in pieces in hoisting it on deck.