Definition of adept adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈdept//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdept//
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adept (at/in something) | adept (at/in doing something) good at doing something that is quite difficult synonym skilful He became adept at getting even the shyest students to talk. See related entries: Clever Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin adeptus ‘achieved’, past participle of adipisci ‘obtain, attain’.Extra examples She is equally adept in the pop and classical fields. He was extremely adept at avoiding getting caught. They soon became adept at bartering in the market.

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