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Definition of Adept


  1. One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
  2. Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.

Adept Quotations

Control and surrender have to be kept in balance. That's what surfers do - take control of the situation, then be carried, then take control. In the last few thousand years, we've become incredibly adept technically. We've treasured the controlling part of ourselves and neglected the surrendering part.
Brian Eno

It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action.
Weili Dai

The young are adept at learning, but even more adept at avoiding it.
P. J. O'Rourke

Yeah, I like to keep myself interested - I'll kind of throw myself into some area that I don't completely know or understand, that I'm not adept at, so I'm forced to swim in order to stay afloat. There's a good feeling that comes from that.
David Byrne

Few bands in hard rock history have been so adept at balancing the awesome and trivial as Van Halen in their prime.
Chuck Eddy
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Adept Translations

adept in Dutch is adept, aanhanger, beoefenaar
adept in German is Eingeweihter
adept in Italian is esperto, campione
adept in Portuguese is perito
adept in Spanish is adepto, partidario
adept in Swedish is skicklig