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He also makes astute observations about his colleagues at the department of trade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We will look to be more tactically astute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She offers many snippets of keen and astute observation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She wants to be seen as an astute businesswoman. The Sun (2010)Local government experts hailed the move as politically astute. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An astute businessman looking to invest in a football club had to notice the opportunity presented. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The politically astute know all about the importance of reputation management. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To all those critics who claimed he was not tactically astute enough. The Sun (2013)The more pertinent question is whether it would be politically astute to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So which brother is the most tactically astute? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Has liberal views and is politically astute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Buying woodland is becoming an increasingly astute move for people wishing to find a haven for their cash. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But both players are tactically astute. The Sun (2009)The text rattles along entertainingly, powered by some astute observations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She has since proved herself an astute businesswoman capable of earning up to 2.5m a year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was an astute businessman, yet was most comfortable in the company of intellectuals. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's an astute move to step back behind the camera. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In football anything is possible if you play organised, disciplined and tactically astute football. The Sun (2006)The incomes are good and astute investors are now locking in for the long term with five-year deals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An astute businessman, he was not precious about dressing only women who spent weekends in the country. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's an astute observation: hard work it has certainly been. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Plus, of course, you need to be a profoundly astute businessman. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In one case cited, astute investors could return five times their money by 2012 without needing to go near a field. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was a politically astute move: a way of keeping out of trouble at a time when the King and his heir were at odds. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)
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British English: astute ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as astute, you think they show an understanding of behaviour and situations.
She was politically astute.
Definition of astute from the Collins English Dictionary
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