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Very skilled or accomplished. See Synonyms at proficient.
n. (ăd′ĕpt′)
A highly skilled person; an expert: "political consequences in getting rid of all the skeptics, unbelievers, and adepts of rival faiths" (Gene Lyons).

[Latin adeptus, past participle of adipīscī, to attain : ad-, ad- + apīscī, to grasp.]

a·dept′ly adv.
a·dept′ness n.
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[əˈdeptlɪ] ADVcon acierto or habilidad
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[əˈdɛptli] adv [exploit, communicate] → d'une manière experte
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