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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Examples of devoted in a Sentence

a rock star's most devoted fans The TV show has a devoted following.
Recent Examples on the Web Impressed with Kelly’s writing, Brand offered him a job editing the in-house magazine, Co-Evolution Quarterly, which was still devoted to the tools-for-living ethos of the original catalog. Steven Levy, Wired, "A 25-Year-Old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society?," 5 Jan. 2021 The lemon pig recipe that briefly entertained Twitter surfaced in 2017, when cookbook author Anna Pallai reposted it from the blog Granny Pantries, which is devoted to digging up garish recipes from vintage cookbooks. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Want good luck in the new year? Make yourself a lemon pig," 31 Dec. 2020 Right now, the rules and public financing in place to protect indefinite fossil fuel production are far stronger than those, like Paris’s, devoted to keeping the planet habitable. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "How to Make the Paris Agreement Really Work," 29 Dec. 2020 Setzer was a fan of dogs and was devoted to working with Dogs on Deployment, which helps service members find foster homes for their family pets when they are deployed, his wife said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A Navy veteran, Rich Setzer, 69, supported troops with myriad efforts," 28 Dec. 2020 China’s large banks, once primarily financiers of industry, are increasingly devoted to the mortgage industry. Mike Bird, WSJ, "China’s Empire of Concrete," 28 Dec. 2020 The 13 short episodes are ostensibly devoted to different aspects of making and understanding art. New York Times, "Can Jeff Koons Teach Me to Paint?," 27 Dec. 2020 Melinda was a gifted veterinarian, devoted mother and wife, and talented body builder. Asia Ewart,, "Daisy Coleman’s Mother Has Died, Just Four Months After Her Daughter’s Death," 8 Dec. 2020 Jayme is described as a devoted mother to her two young boys. NBC News, "Seven years of Dateline's Missing in America: 156 still missing," 5 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of devoted was in 1586

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11 Jan 2021

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“Devoted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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