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

Synonyms & Antonyms for devoted


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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Bob was devoted to his faith, his family, and to living his life with joy and courage., "Robert J. Wise," 5 July 2018 Betsy was devoted to her grandchildren, Dalton, Gracyn, Madison, and Mayla, always putting family before herself., "Deaths in South Florida: 5/11," 11 May 2018 But nearly all of the account's activity has been devoted to sharing pictures, posts and tweets from or about the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump. The Washington Post,, "Facebook's crackdown on fake accounts isn't working for everyone," 5 May 2018 Born in New Britain, on November 18, 1949, Carl was the devoted son of the late Mary E. (Corcoran) and Albert H. Firnhaber. Hartford Courant,, "Carl Barrett Firnhaber," 1 July 2018 But as a man who has always been devoted to community, Springsteen took his one night off to jam with Danny Clinch, his close friend and noted rock photographer, and the Tangiers Blue Band for a great cause. Brittany Talarico,, "Bruce Springsteen Brings the Blues to Asbury Lanes Reopening with Blockbuster Performance," 19 June 2018 But the majority of the warrant documents - dozen and dozens of pages - are devoted to retelling those long-ago crimes. The Washington Post,, "Georgia cop fired after he ran over fleeing suspect with his car," 3 June 2018 Most of this year’s WWDC will still be devoted to making users want to pick up Apple gadgets. Time, "Apple's New Software Will Help You Use Your Phone Less Often," 1 June 2018 Haspel served two terms as chief of base in London, according to sources familiar with her career -- a station that was deeply devoted to the fight against terrorism, particularly after the July 2005 London terror attacks. Jenna Mclaughlin, CNN, "How Gina Haspel's tough approach to terrorism prepared her to become America's top spy," 17 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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