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Webster 1828 Edition


Apter

AP'TER

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Definition 2022


apter

apter

English

Adjective

apter

  1. comparative form of apt: more apt
    • 1597William Shakespeare, 2 Henry IV, i 1
      Thou tremblest; and the whiteness in thy cheek
      Is apter than thy tongue to tell thy errand.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      [I]t hath been many an honest man's hap to pass for the father of children he never begot; and if your worship should provide for the child, it may make the people the apter to believe []
    • 1844Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rappaccini's Daughter
      Would you deign to be my instructress, I should prove an apter scholar than if taught by Signor Rappaccini himself.

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Latin

Verb

apter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of aptō