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Apt (ăpt), a. [F. apte, L. aptus, fr. obsolete apere to fasten, to join, to fit, akin to apisci to reach, attain: cf. Gr. &unr_; to fasten, Skr. &ā;pta fit, fr. &ā;p to reach attain.] 1. Fit or fitted; suited; suitable; appropriate.
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They have always apt instruments. Burke.
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A river . . . apt to be forded by a lamb. Jer. Taylor.
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2. Having an habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; -- used of things.
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My vines and peaches . . . were apt to have a soot or smuttiness upon their leaves and fruit. Temple.
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This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of the leaves by a leaf-cutting ant. Lubbock.
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3. Inclined; disposed customarily; given; ready; -- used of persons.
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Apter to give than thou wit be to ask. Beau. & Fl.
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That lofty pity with which prosperous folk are apt to remember their grandfathers. F. Harrison.
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4. Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert; as, a pupil apt to learn; an apt scholar.An apt wit.” Johnson.
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Live a thousand years,
I shall not find myself so apt to die.
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I find thee apt . . . Now, Hamlet, hear. Shak.
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Syn. -- Fit; meet; suitable; qualified; inclined; disposed; liable; ready; quick; prompt.
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Apt, v. t. [L. aptare. See Aptate.] To fit; to suit; to adapt. [Obs.]To apt their places.” B. Jonson.
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That our speech be apted to edification. Jer. Taylor.
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