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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All the revenue from a fee must be devoted to the purpose of the fee. David Roberts, Vox, "Washington votes no on a carbon tax — again," 6 Nov. 2018 The ground floor will be devoted to retail space, while the next two floors make up the 54-room hotel, to be managed by David Bowd of Salt Hotels—previously COO for André Balazs Properties. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Age of Asbury Park," 18 Sep. 2018 The film made its world premiere last fall at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and quickly gained a devoted fan base charmed by its wacky pop-culture-mashup hijinks. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse promises undead slaying for holidays," 5 Sep. 2018 For a certain segment of a very devoted college football fan base in the SEC, Paul is just part of it, and there aren’t many 25-year old traditions out there anymore. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Paul Finebaum's potential departure is biggest storyline in the SEC as media day nears," 10 July 2018 Twenty One Pilots' devoted fan base, known as The Skeleton Clique, speculates that the return to social media marks the coming of a new album, which would be their first since 2015's Blurryface. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "Twenty One Pilots Break Social Media Silence After One Year With Mysterious GIF," 9 July 2018 Of course, a devoted fan base doesn’t necessarily give rise to a crappy team; the Yankees are almost never bad. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "In Praise of Fair-Weather Fandom," 16 Apr. 2018 Only bands with highly devoted fan bases would take this type of event on tour, and Tool fills the bill. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Three members of rock band Tool bringing ‘music clinic’ to Indianapolis," 9 Apr. 2018 His party has a devoted electoral base whose influence would likely be diluted with a higher number of ballots cast. James Mcauley, Washington Post, "Viktor Orban is likely to win Hungary’s election. But what happens next?," 6 Apr. 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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someone who never drinks alcohol

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