- adj. 恰当的；有…倾向的；灵敏的
- n. (Apt)人名；(法、波、英)阿普特
词根ap, 连接, 词源同couple. -t，过去分词。指匹配的，适应的。
apt:  Apt comes from Latin aptus ‘fit, suited’, the past participle of the verb apere ‘fasten’. Other English words from this source are adapt, adapt, adept, inept, and (with the Latin prefix com-) couple and copulation. Related words are found in Indo-European languages of the Indian subcontinent: for instance, Sanskrit āpta ‘fit’.
=> adapt, adept, attitude, couple, inept
- apt (adj.)
- 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- (1) "to grasp, take, reach" (cognates: Sanskrit apnoti "he reaches," Latin apisci "to reach after, attain," Hittite epmi "I seize"). Elliptical sense of "becoming, appropriate" is from 1560s.
- 1. The words of this report are as apt today as in 1929.
- 2. She was apt to raise her voice and wave her hands about.
- 3. We are apt to wish for what we can't have.
- 4. Beginners are too apt to make mistakes in grammar.
- 5. The apt citations and poetic gems have adorned his speeches.