Definition of adept in English:

adept

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adjective

Pronunciation: /əˈdɛpt
 
, ˈadɛpt
 
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noun

Pronunciation: /ˈadɛpt
 
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  • A person who is skilled or proficient at something: he is an adept at imitation
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    • Some Hindi-film adepts, including author-screenwriter Suketu Mehta and Internet Movie Database staffer Michel Hafner have offered help.
    • I will leave that judgment to other kung-fu adepts.
    • To begin with, they are adepts of conspiracy theory, obsessed with information, disinformation, propaganda and its country cousin, mind control.

Derivatives

adeptly

adverb
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  • The teacher guides but doesn't boss, adeptly drawing answers out of the class, encouraging them to play, praise and read to their infants, gently urging affection, attention and firmness.
  • It's light and simple, adeptly done and incredibly filling.
  • And even when he is making rather cheap political points, he often does so adeptly.

adeptness

noun
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  • The artistic adeptness and the uniqueness of the theme elevate the pictures to an international standard.
  • The nature of this software, with its intelligent objects and adeptness at technical drawings, diagrams, and charts leads to comparisons with Microsoft Visio.
  • However, with imaginative adeptness, the abiku can be here and there simultaneously.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin adeptus 'achieved', past participle of adipisci 'obtain, attain'.

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