Adept meaning

ə-dĕpt
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The definition of adept is someone who is very good at a particular skill or activity.

An example of someone being adept at swimming is Olympian Michael Phelps.

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One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
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Very skilled or accomplished.
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A highly skilled person; an expert.
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Highly skilled; expert.
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A person who is highly skilled in some field of knowledge or work; expert.
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Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.
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Origin of adept

  • Latin adeptus past participle of adipīscī to attain ad- ad- apīscī to grasp

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French adepte, from Latin adeptus (“who has achieved”), the past participle of adipisci (“to attain”).

    From Wiktionary