inclined; disposed; given; prone:
too apt to slander others.
Am I apt to find him at home?
unusually intelligent; able to learn quickly and easily:
an apt pupil.
suited to the purpose or occasion; appropriate:
an apt metaphor; a few apt remarks on world peace.
Archaic. prepared; ready; willing.
The two co-starred, along with Cameron, in the 2003 aptly titled film It Runs in the Family.
The Troubled Douglas Dynasty Nicole LaPorte September 7, 2010
Matter is energy, remember, and you can create vibrational momentum by ridding yourself of aptly named stuff.
The Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox October 8, 2011
The settlement watchdog Peace Now aptly described it a “slap in the face to the efforts of the U.S. Secretary of State.”
Israelis And Palestinians Blast Kerry For Peace Efforts Ali Gharib May 16, 2013
The kindly, aptly named Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo became an instant celebrity.
NY Cop’s Act of Kindness Resonates With Thousands Michael Daly November 30, 2012
Ron Paul seemed more energetic than usual, and aptly summed himself up in one word: “consistent.”
Paul Begala on Romney’s Desperate Dive to the Right in the Arizona Debate Paul Begala February 22, 2012
“Grand, gloomy, and peculiar,” is a phrase which fits it as aptly as it fitted the great captain.
A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
An anecdote often told of him aptly illustrates his habit of mind.
Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks Jean de La Fontaine
But scarcely any English speaker quoted Shakespeare in public so often or so aptly as this Irishman.
John Redmond’s Last Years Stephen Gwynn
And as another has so aptly phrased it, “There was sound of revelry by night.”
The Life of the Party Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
We swallow and regurgitate over and over again our dissatisfaction, and are aptly said to chew the cud of bitterness.
Explanation of Catholic Morals John H. Stapleton
suitable for the circumstance or purpose; appropriate
(postpositive; foll by an infinitive) having a tendency (to behave as specified)
having the ability to learn and understand easily; clever (esp in the phrase an apt pupil)
early 15c., “by natural means,” from apt + -ly (2).
mid-14c., “inclined, disposed;” late 14c., “suited, fitted, adapted,” from Old French ate (13c., Modern French apte), or directly from Latin aptus “fit, suited,” adjectival use of past participle of *apere “to attach, join, tie to,” from PIE root *ap- “to grasp, take, reach” (cf. 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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inclined; disposed; given; prone: too apt to slander others. likely: Am I apt to find him at home? unusually intelligent; able to learn quickly and easily: an apt pupil. suited to the purpose or occasion; appropriate: an apt metaphor; a few apt remarks on world peace. Archaic. prepared; ready; willing. Historical Examples Mr. Ballou was […]
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