devotee

noun
dev·​o·​tee | \ ˌde-ˌvō-ˈtē, ˌdē-, ˌdā-, də-, -ˈtā \

Definition of devotee

: an ardent follower, supporter, or enthusiast (as of a religion, art form, or sport)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for devotee

Synonyms

addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker

Antonyms

nonfan

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Examples of devotee in a Sentence

The nightclub is popular among jazz devotees. a group of religious devotees

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As any hair dye devotee who has tried to keep those pesky dark roots at bay and maintain some semblance of color consistency can attest, a successful transition to ice-blonde is a job best left to the professionals. Roberta Gorin-paracka, Teen Vogue, "Lady Gaga's Colorist Patti Song on Achieving Her Signature Blonde Hair," 29 Dec. 2018 So what happened in the past five years to transform me from devotee to critic? Katherine Goldstein, Vox, "I was a Sheryl Sandberg superfan. Then her “Lean In” advice failed me.," 6 Dec. 2018 On Tuesday, hundreds of demonstrators stopped buses carrying devotees to two of the temple’s base camps and asked females to show documents to prove their age. Ashok Sharma, The Seattle Times, "Indian temple set to allow entry to females who menstruate," 17 Oct. 2018 True Disney fans will appreciate the clever product names, while ColourPop devotees can expect to find the same great quality and prices the brand is known for. Jasmine Ting, Good Housekeeping, "Disney and ColourPop Are Releasing the Most Magical Makeup Line," 21 Sep. 2018 Today, the remaining speakeasies openly celebrate their legacy, Half Moon Bay boasts its own distillery, and cocktail devotees have their choice of oases to raise a glass at day’s end. Jeanne Cooper, SFChronicle.com, "Where to watch the sunset with a cocktail around Half Moon Bay," 11 July 2018 Logic aside, many Southwest devotees are mourning the peanut. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Southwest Airlines Says Goodbye to Peanuts," 10 July 2018 Among the Dino Box devotees is Cathy Peruzzi, co-owner of an automobile dealership chain by that name and grandmother of six. Diane Mastrull, Philly.com, "No batteries required: These entrepreneurs are banking on a market for no-tech fun," 28 June 2018 Ojai has the spa offerings, a big plus for Hyland, a skin-care devotee who highly recommends chilling sheet masks in the fridge before applying. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Dialysis and Her Second Kidney Transplant," 10 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of devotee

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of devotee was in 1645

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devotee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of devotee

: a person who enjoys or is interested in something very much

: a person who has very strong loyalty to a particular religion or religious figure

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