adept adept  /ə ˈdɛpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  2. (adj) having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He was instantly catapulted to worldwide fame, and, as Russia paraded its hero, he in turn proved adept at handling the intense publicity.
  2. A capable polo player, a skilfull whip, a dashing motorist, he was also adept at cards.
  3. The CEO of tech giant Hewlett-Packard proved adept at playing Wall Street hardball, leading her company's ferociously contested proxy battle to buy Compaq Computer for $19 billion.

News

  1. Acer's Android Smart Display Pushes Desktop Boundaries

    Acer's Smart Display DA220HQL is a 21.5-inch all-in-one touchscreen released earlier this year that runs the Android operating system with a wireless keyboard and mouse and has the potential to change your desktop computing habits. The more I use it, the more adept I get at working in a touch and swipe computing environment that I am not holding in my hands.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: TechNewsWorld.com

  2. Russia’s ban on “homosexual propaganda” shows the Kremlin is still the ultimate puppetmaster

    There’s some truth to the notion that ever since Vladmir Putin decided to return to the presidency, the Kremlin is not quite as adept at manipulating and controlling public opinion. A quick glance at Putin’s ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Pope confirms 'gay lobby' at work at Vatican

    Pope Francis lamented that a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican and acknowledged he wasn't particularly adept at administration during a private audience with the leadership of a key Latin American church group.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox News

Quotes

  1. "I thought that some of this day-to-day operation was important to pass down the line, especially to somebody a little more adept at figuring out the new technologies coming at such a bewildering speed to all of us," the elder Robertson said.
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: Gordon Robertson Source: Prince George Citizen

  2. "I thought that some of this day-to-day operation was important to pass down the line, especially to somebody a little more adept at figuring out the new technologies coming at such a bewildering speed to all of us," the elder Robertson said in...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Pat Robertson Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "She has been, in my view, a witness who has manifested a deep knowledge of the law, and she's certainly very adept at describing the way she thinks about the law," Kyl told reporters today. "By a different token, I think she has been very...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Jon Kyl Source: BusinessWeek

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