Definition for adept

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Its CEO is adept at drawing attention to himself and his companies.

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That drove her to become adept at calculating the influence of gluons, which help keep protons intact.

New England has been particularly adept at taking away Mahomes’s favorite receivers, which shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with a Belichick game plan.

As sports betting becomes more and more reliant on technology, you have to wonder what sort of an edge there is to be gained by bettors who are more analytically adept.

Adebayo is also useful as a traditional big man who rolls to the rim, and Robinson is more than adept at spacing the offense.

Dawkins is an adept cultural fire-conductor; the title of his bestselling book The God Delusion gives a clear indicator why.

In critical ways, Russia remains technologically adept, but by its current behavior Russia is also revealed as morally destitute.

As a former law professor at several elite law schools, he is adept at discussing high constitutional theory.

Through the years he became just as adept at politics as he was on horseback.

Two weeks later, a different worker wrote that he was “getting more adept at caring for the child.”

He was skilful in out-door railway work, and an adept in managing trains and traffic.

In the conduct of his foreign relations, the Bruce proved himself an adept in diplomacy.

The cebus did not wait to be shown how to do things, but was an adept in devising ways to do them himself.

I could not feel comfortable in the seats and lounges, as they were very low, requiring an oriental squat at which I am not adept.

If Guy Oscard was no great adept at wordy warfare, he was at all events strong in his reception of punishment.


On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adept, such as: accomplished, adroit, capable, deft, proficient, and skilled.

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