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apt

adjective uk   /æpt/ us  

apt adjective (SUITABLE)

apt adjective (LIKELY)

be apt to do sth/be apt to be sth to be likely to do something or to often do something: The kitchen roof is apt to (= likely to) leak when it rains. She's in her eighties now and apt to be a little forgetful.

apt adjective (ABLE)

formal having a natural ability or skill: We have some particularly apt students in the class this year.
aptly
adverb uk   /ˈæptli/ us  
We spent a week at the aptly named Grand View Hotel.
aptness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
the aptness of his comment old-fashioned formal an aptness for/at drawing
(Definition of apt adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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