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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While Alphabet isn't entirely devoted to green energy, the potential for growth is exciting. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Google And DeepMind Algorithms Could Make Wind Power More Efficient," 27 Feb. 2019 The modern rock band Weezer has a devoted cult following, but its place in the larger world of music varies from one year to the next. Mark Richardson, WSJ, "‘Weezer’ (the Black Album) Review: Melodies to Cherish, Lyrics to Forget," 27 Feb. 2019 Stretching and other recovery classes may also be a good choice for devoted exercisers who have a hard time penciling in rest days. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "What Is a Stretch Studio? Here’s What You Need to Know About This Growing Fitness Trend," 24 Feb. 2019 Suho, the leader of K-pop band EXO, and Thai actress Davika Hoorne were delightfully low key, despite possessing two of the most devoted fanbases in the room. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Bella! Diplo! Davika! Suho! Bulgari Goes Global for Bzero1’s Fantastic Roman Festa," 20 Feb. 2019 Among the motley crew from New York, Boston, Cincinnati, and Seattle, who ranged in age and marital status, were some of Kluger's most devoted patrons. Pilar Guzmán, Condé Nast Traveler, "South Africa’s Other Big Five," 20 Dec. 2018 Who would deploy those forces is still to be decided, but NATO is also planning to sign off on a revised command structure, including two new commands, one devoted to troop mobility and one to maritime security. Steven Erlanger, New York Times, "As Summit Nears, NATO Allies Have One Main Worry: Trump," 26 June 2018 That included even the central atrium, dominated by Robert Indiana's familiar LOVE sculpture, and my two favorite galleries: one devoted to urban scenes, the other to American realism (including Edward Hopper's unforgettably stark Hotel Lobby). Deanna Isaacs, Chicago Reader, "Trash or art? Visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art and decide for yourself," 30 May 2018 Susan was a loving mother and grandmother and devoted to her life to her daughter Stephanie. Hartford Courant,, "Susan E. Smith," 21 May 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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