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.
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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 11 Dec. 2023.

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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