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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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 The discussion of how gentrification affects neighborhoods has been so fixated on housing that little attention has been devoted to how food has the same power. Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root, "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Food Helps Drive Gentrification," 8 June 2018 Two state police detectives will also join Hartford officers in investigating vice and narcotics incidents, and a federal prosecutor will be devoted to city crimes. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Police To Ramp Up Enforcement In Wake Of Shootings," 8 June 2018 Days that used to be devoted to breastfeeding and diapers now consist almost entirely of telling people—small people with limited attention spans—to do things. Katie Arnold, Outside Online, "Childhood Adventures Wouldn't Happen Without Moms," 30 May 2018 Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and devoted son., "Evelyn Ruth Chapman," 14 July 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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