Definition of devoted 

: characterized by loyalty and devotion a devoted fan he is devoted to her

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Other Words from devoted

devotedly adverb
devotedness noun

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adoring, affectionate, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted



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Examples of devoted in a Sentence

a rock star's most devoted fans The TV show has a devoted following.

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The top tweet, at 1,742,333 likes, was from K-pop boy band BTS, whose devoted fan following nabbed the top spot easily. Kim Quindlen, Teen Vogue, "Twitter Has Revealed Its Top Retweets and Most-Tweeted-About Celebrities for 2018," 5 Dec. 2018 As the months ticked by, some of the national team’s most devoted fans were stewing. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Finally Gets Its Man," 2 Dec. 2018 Christina Grimmie and Before You Exit had each delivered rousing performances to a raucous crowd of devoted fans, the perfect way to wrap up what had been a long tour, with stops from Toronto, to Philadelphia and Chicago. Jeff Weiner,, "CHRISTINA GRIMMIE: THE MURDER OF A RISING STAR," 25 June 2018 Even the most devoted Bond fan would have to admit that not every Bond film is of equal quality. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "Every James Bond film ranked from worst to best," 18 June 2018 Her most memorable sports story was of leaving our home in Mill Valley on a 100-degree day with my father, a devoted Giants fan, sometime in the early 1960s. Ann Killion,, "Mom was charmed by Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr," 16 June 2018 According to the devoted SpaceX fans at the company's subreddit, this is the first job SpaceX has posted for work specifically on the Big Falcon Rocket. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Mysterious Washington “launch,” Aerojet tests, BFR job posting," 15 June 2018 But, as big supporters and fans ourselves, Freeform insisted on and championed the filming of a special two-part finale that would give devoted fans a proper ending. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Shadowhunters Stars Blindsided by Cancellation: 'This Show Has Been a Treasure'," 5 June 2018 Now, one devoted fan has turned her love of the Berkeley market into a cookbook. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Berkeley Bowl Cookbook’ celebrates East Bay market’s culinary legacy," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of devoted

1586, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for devoted

see devote

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The first known use of devoted was in 1586

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English Language Learners Definition of devoted

: having strong love or loyalty for something or someone


de·​vot·​ed | \di-ˈvō-təd\

Kids Definition of devoted

1 : completely loyal devoted supporters and admirers

2 : affectionate, loving a devoted parent

Other Words from devoted

devotedly adverb The smallest pup, … struggling to her feet, followed him devotedly. — Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves

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living or existing for a long time

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