[ US /əˈdɛpt/ ]
  1. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    a practiced marksman
    an expert job
    a good mechanic
    a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    an adept juggler
    a proficient engineer
    the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
    adept in handicrafts
  1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
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How To Use adept In A Sentence

  • That said, he's adept at proving people wrong. Times, Sunday Times
  • Over its fourteen-year history the military government has become adept at exploiting Burma's geostrategic position and at manipulating the concerns of its regional neighbors.
  • Fascinated with the meeting of memory and language, adept at conjuring states of mind, and haunted by the violence wracking his homeland, Hemon is a stoic tragedian and a brilliant satirist. The Question of Bruno by Aleksandar Hemon: Book summary
  • Another sign of greatness is his adeptness at acknowledging & handling faux pas as evident by his handling of the Crowley-Gates incidence. Obama: Race not 'overriding issue' in criticism
  • And I am as adept as most people when it comes to attempting to fix my car. Times, Sunday Times
  • Others stress that rapid automatized naming is part of a more general phonological ability and poor readers are considered to be less adept at retrieving phonological codes from long-term memory.
  • Nor, of course, can individuals, families, and communities, survive if the order of the natural world or the ecosphere is destroyed, as even the most extreme adept of the cult of selfishness will soon realise.
  • She is respectful of individual†™ s personal timetables and idiosyncrasies and always seeks to bring the best out in everyone. acknowledges other†™ s gifts and talents. master brainstormer, always suggesting possible fundraisers and prospective corporate or community partners. adept at seeking out possible grants and competently applying for them with great success. First Book Blog
  • Guerrero, 27, is one of the game's most electrifying players, a hitter equally adept at crushing pitches that are a foot over his head or an inch off the ground.
  • I do mean that in the nicest way, as part of what makes him so freaky is his adeptness at swinging, wiggling and falling from the poles he dances on. VIDEO: Silver Man Pole-Dances, Gender-Bends on America's Got Talent
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