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From French apte, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] 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’”).
Adjectiveapt (comparative er, superlative more)
- Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.
- Tonight there’s a full moon, which is apt, since the election night will bring out the lunatics.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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
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