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Definition of Apt

Apt

  1. Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.
  2. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things.
  3. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of persons.
  4. Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.
  5. To fit; to suit; to adapt.

Apt Quotations

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
Horace

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Lady Bird Johnson

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
Bertrand Russell

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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Apt Translations

apt in German is begabt
apt in Spanish is adecuada, apropiado, habilidoso
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