Definition of 'adept'
Video: pronunciation of 'adept'
Example sentences containing 'adept'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
We have proved highly adept at using technology to stress ourselves. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This could have been the headline for a less adept politician. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He is a very skilful player who is adept at using the personnel at his disposal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sport helps young people to become more adept at working with others. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The car insurance sector has proved adept at changing but flood insurance is static and failing the public. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You are adept at keeping people 's interest. Christianity Today (2000)It is not obvious; players are adept at fooling themselves as well as coaches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In time, you will both become adept at spotting just when they are going to peak. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They proved adept at learning English and willingly exchanged things of value for trinkets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If arts venues prove themselves too adept at making money, will funding gradually be withdrawn? Times, Sunday Times (2013)At home she's also become adept at treading on eggshells and putting the best face on things. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These artists seem equally adept at performing with or without a band, and in or out of character. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are less adept at looking up from their needles without dropping a stitch as they talk, but they are having fun. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And I am as adept as most people when it comes to attempting to fix my car. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That said, he's adept at proving people wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Most men, though, seem to be adept at avoiding violence from other men by the time they reach adulthood. Everyday Violence (1990)When you see some of the work that students produce, you think it's amazing that young people are so adept at the subjects concerned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'adept'
In Common Usage. adept is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'adept'
British English: adept ADJECTIVE
Someone who is adept at something can do it skilfully.
He's usually very adept at keeping his private life out of the media.
Definition of adept from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.