noun ad·ept [ad-ept, uh-dept] /ˈæd ɛpt, əˈdɛpt/
- adenylate kinase,
- adenylic acid,
- adeodatus i,
- adeodatus ii,
- adequate stimulus,
Origin of adept
Examples from the Web for adeptly
Bright-eyed young couples intertwine gloved hands as they adeptly navigate the crowds.
He adeptly shepherded some of the most legally and politically fraught policy matters at DOD.Exclusive: Jeh Johnson Tapped to Lead Department of Homeland Security|Daniel Klaidman|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Until this latest attack, the Netanyahu-Barak duo had adeptly managed to avoid involvement in the Syrian revolution.Israel Must Not Get Swallowed Up By Anarchy In Syria|Yossi Alpher|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Greenwald and Matt Welch have adeptly handled this piece of stinking hubris from our just reelected President.Obama's Fear: Good God, a Republican Might Use These War Powers in a Way I Wouldn't Like!|Justin Green|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Adeptly, he seized the right eyelid of M. Max, and rolled it back over his forefinger, disclosing the eyeball.The Yellow Claw|Sax Rohmer
Word Origin for adept
"an expert," especially "one who is skilled in the secrets of anything," 1660s, from Latin adeptus (see adept (adj.)). The Latin adjective was used as a noun in this sense in Medieval Latin among alchemists.
1690s, "completely skilled" from Latin adeptus "having reached, attained," past participle of adipisci "to come up with, arrive at," figuratively "to attain to, acquire," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + apisci "grasp, attain," related to aptus "fitted" (see apt). Related: Adeptly.