de·​vot·​ed | \ di-ˈvō-təd How to pronounce devoted (audio) , dē-\

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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Along with such a prohibition, funds should be devoted to helping cities and states become more secure in the first place, focusing especially on the need to have backups of critical data. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Other voices: Don’t give hackers what they want," 27 June 2019 Many of Perry’s films and TV projects have been devoted to black women, specifically black Southern women. Shauna Stuart |,, "Watch Tyler Perry’s inspiring BET Awards speech honoring black women, history of his Atlanta studio," 24 June 2019 Before incorporation, the Lakewood area was largely devoted to ranching, raising turkeys and dairy farms. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "Lakewood marks 50th birthday, half a century after telling Denver “no” to annexation," 24 June 2019 Juliana was devoted to the Blessed Sacrament from a young age and longed for a feast day dedicated in its honor. Sarah Schutte, National Review, "Solemn Parties, Festive Liturgies — What’s Not to Like about Being Catholic?," 22 June 2019 Jan was devoted to education and actively supported historical societies., "Janet Bickford," 20 June 2019 Executive director Michello Tremillo said the majority of the money has been devoted to advocating for Nirenberg. Dylan Mcguinness,, "Outside groups spend more than $500k on San Antonio’s municipal runoffs," 6 June 2019 One of the festival’s stages will be devoted to Latin music, a move designed to reflect the cultural diversity of San Diego’s population and the city’s proximity to Mexico. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Wonderfront Festival will feature Ben Harper, Migos, MGMT, Miguel, Slightly Stoopid and 80-plus other acts," 3 June 2019 London painted the picture of just how devoted of a father Hussle was, sharing this photo of him with his two children. Essence, "Lauren London Remembers Nipsey Hussle, The Father," 17 June 2019

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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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