Definition of apt in English:

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adjective

  • 2 [predic., with infinitive] Having a tendency to do something: he is apt to be swayed by irrational considerations
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    • Down toward this latter end of the spectrum are folks who are more than ordinarily apt to confuse the wish and the deed, the belief and the fact.
    • But the language of liberty and freedom is apt to be confusing in these areas.
    • We have an innate tendency to avoid pain, and therefore we are apt to conjure up rationalizations that justify our behavior.
    Synonyms
    inclined, given, likely, liable, disposed, predisposed, prone, ready, tending, subject, of a mind, capable

Derivatives

aptly

adverb
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  • They did so reluctantly, aptly mirroring the sentiments of their homeland.
  • This applause aptly displayed the crowd's reverence for the band.
  • Her comment applies aptly to the use of this poetry in the study of pre-Islamic society.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'suited, appropriate'): from Latin aptus 'fitted', past participle of apere 'fasten'.

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