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Definition of "adept" []

  • Very skilled. See Synonyms at proficient. (adjective)
  • A highly skilled person; an expert: "The adepts in Washington mean to give rather than to take” ( Lewis H. Lapham). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adept" in a sentence
  • "WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_"
  • "T'Lar, the most learned of them all, had recently and without comment ceased to use the title "adept.""
  • "Mr. Williams was known as an adept improviser who effortlessly switched between classical, jazz and pop styles."