Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Astute"

The meaning of "Astute" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does astute mean?
A: Basically that you can "read" people and situations and turn that to your advantage or benefit.
"He was and astute business man who turned bad deals into profitable ones."

Synonyms of "Astute" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between astute and clever ?
A: Astute: Someone who have great imagination and make big plans that no one understands well. And those plans work.
Clever: Someone who uses imagination to say smart, sarcastic, or funny responses to people in times that no one expects.

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