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

Examples of devoted in a Sentence

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

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No country is more passionate about its soccer, more devoted to its World Cup team, and more willing to hand over control of its national mood to a group of young men who kick a ball for a living. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "'Brazil's Donald Trump': World Cup fate impacts far-right presidential candidate," 6 July 2018 Several frolicsome paintings, in a gallery papered with velvety purple wallpaper and devoted to amorous pursuits, exult in the erotic lives of gods and nobles. Cate Mcquaid,, "MFA’s ‘Casanova’ a voluptuous look at a notorious voluptuary," 6 July 2018 Now, spots devoted to pink wine, eggs and trippy dreams are popping up all over New York. Lara Korte, WSJ, "Pop-up ‘Museums’ Are Instagram Fans’ Favorite Place to Pose," 5 July 2018 Among the programs are ones devoted to international films, experimental works, surf and skate films, and animation. Pam Grady,, "Reel Local News: Frameline announces festival winners," 5 July 2018 The Fridge An entire article or three could be devoted to this one big-ticket item, but here’s the short version of how to this multifaceted machine clean according to Doug Rogers, president of Mr. Appliance, a Neighborly company. Nicole Spector /, NBC News, "The kitchen is the germiest room. Here's how to deep clean everything.," 3 July 2018 Once the books are closed on this season, more energy can be devoted to raising money from individual donors for next season, which is typically what happens in the summer, said Annette Paulin, vice president of development for the symphony. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, "After a bumpy season, the San Antonio Symphony in a stronger, sunnier place," 3 July 2018 The family wishes to thank Vitas Hospice staff and Comfort Keepers staff, especially Lois Croce and Jesula Jean for the loving and devoted care given their mother., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/1," 1 July 2018 The documents filed Monday provided updated breakdowns of how much space will be devoted to different uses at the development. Tyler Estep, ajc, "More plans filed for Gwinnett’s Avalon-inspired ‘Revel’ development," 25 June 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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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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a state of commotion or excitement

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