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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 ?
Shortly after this we came upon the hugest apt that we had seen.
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.
But leaving these curiosities (though not unworthy to be thought on, in fit place), we will handle, what persons are apt to envy others; what persons are most subject to be envied themselves; and what is the difference between public and private envy.
The peculiarities of his father and mother were very irksome to him, now they were laid bare of all the softening accompaniments of an easy, prosperous home; for Tom had very clear, prosaic eyes, not apt to be dimmed by mists of feeling or imagination.
Being naturally great mimics of men's actions, they showed themselves most apt pupils, and when arrayed in their rich clothes and masks, they danced as well as any of the courtiers.
Saintsbury rightly points out, in correction of an imperfectly informed French critic of our literature) the radical distinction between poetry and prose has ever been recognized by its students, yet the imaginative impulse, which is perhaps the richest of our purely intellectual gifts, has been apt to invade the province of that tact and good judgment, alike as to matter and manner, in which we are not richer than other people.
We had been very happy at Columbus, as we were apt to be anywhere, but none of us liked the narrowness of city streets, even so near to the woods as those were, and we were eager for the country again.
Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a question.
As the night air in these elevated regions is apt to be cold, a blazing fire was soon made, that would have done credit to a Christmas dinner, instead of a midsummer banquet.
But I don't know that I am apt at tending fowls," said the dubious Tess.
If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind.
This somewhat may be indeed resembled to the famous trunk-maker in the playhouse; for, whenever the person who is possessed of it doth what is right, no ravished or friendly spectator is so eager or so loud in his applause: on the contrary, when he doth wrong, no critic is so apt to hiss and explode him.