1. Having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity; .
2. Have the skills and qualifications to do things well; SYN. capable.
3. Having a strong healthy body; SYN. able-bodied.
4. (Usually followed by 'to') Having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
ETYM Latin appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, from proprius one's own, proper. Related to Proper.
1. Suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc.
2. Suitable and fitting; SYN. harmonious.
3. Meant or adapted for an occasion or use; SYN. suitable, suited.
ETYM French apte, Latin aptus, from obsolete apere to fasten, to join, to fit, akin to apisci to reach, attain: cf. Skr. âpta fit, from âp to reach attain.
1. Mentally quick and resourceful; SYN. clever.
2. (Usually followed by 'to') Naturally disposed toward; SYN. disposed, given, minded, tending.
3. At risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant; SYN. liable.