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adept

adjective

Definition: highly proficient or expert at something

Synonyms: skilled, proficient, competent, able, apt, deft, adroit

Antonyms: inapt, inept, bungling

Tips: Adept is derived from the Latin adeptus, the past participle of adipisci, "to acquire." The underlying idea is of having acquired a skill. In business, the word adept is often used to describe a person or groupís ability or skills; "adept at negotiating," for example. Adept is synonymous with apt, deft, and adroit. Please see further analysis at apt and deft.

Usage Examples:

We selected R&R consulting because they were more technologically adept. (skilled, proficient)

They were more adept at uncovering important technology issues. (proficient, competent)

We chose the accounting firm because they seemed more adept at addressing complicated tax issues. (proficient, deft)

We don't need a brilliant mathematician for this task; we just need someone who is adept at simple calculations. (competent, skilled)


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