de·​vot·​ed di-ˈvō-təd How to pronounce devoted (audio)
: characterized by loyalty and devotion
a devoted fan
he is devoted to her
devotedly adverb
devotedness noun

Examples of devoted in a Sentence

a rock star's most devoted fans The TV show has a devoted following.
Recent Examples on the Web Entire libraries are devoted to the trouble America finds due to excessive ambition. Hal Brands, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 Authenticity and connection One of Swift’s most notable strengths is her ability to connect with her fans on a personal level and cultivate a loyal, devoted fan base. Allbusiness, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 For devoted collectors—who reliably show up to Watches & Wonders, Dubai Watch Week, Rolliefest, WatchTime, and other major industry events—the ups and downs of a market are not typically top of mind. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 20 Feb. 2024 Several products advertised a truly terrifying potency: one bag of peach gummy rings from the California brand Smashed supposedly contained two hundred and fifty milligrams of THC per gummy, enough to send a devoted stoner like myself to the emergency room, if not to the grave. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 Selena Quintanilla's Family: All About the Late Singer's Parents and Siblings Selena's sudden death devastated the world — particularly her deeply devoted fan base. Jacqueline Weiss, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2024 Selena is big money; a brand that routinely pulls in profit and is a rare sure bet because of her devoted fanbase. Alex Zaragoza, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2024 Backing them will be hordes of devoted fans — including some major A-list celebrities. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2024 Marshall has been on campus for a couple weeks now, and Danielson said he’s been nothing but a devoted teammate and dedicated worker. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman, 9 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History


see devote

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devoted was in 1586

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“Devoted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having strong loyalty, affection, or dedication
her grandchildren were devoted to her
a rock singer's devoted fans
devotedly adverb
devotedness noun

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