dev·​o·​tee | \ ˌde-ˌvō-ˈtē How to pronounce devotee (audio) , ˌdē- How to pronounce devotee (audio) , 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


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



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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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After all, for decades Claridge’s has held supreme client boasting rights; its devotees have included royals (current, retired, and exiled), movie stars, and other such creatures. Town & Country, "Wall of Shame: What Happens to Controversial Portrait Walls in the #MeToo Era?," 30 Nov. 2018 In Goa, farmers were given a curriculum at a government workshop and were told to chant the words of a healing mantra used by devotees of the Hindu god Shiva for 20 minutes every day during the planting phase. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Goa’s agriculture minister wants farmers to use ‘cosmic farming’ instead of fertilizer," 4 July 2018 Women’s Hair As befits a devotee of Surrealism, Mr. Perlstein often seems to be guided by his subconscious. Arthur Lubow, New York Times, "A Collector Follows His Nose Through the Maze of Modern Art," 13 Apr. 2018 And so maybe the Fxtec Pro1 will find a small clutch of devotees, but the target its aiming seems likely to only get smaller and smaller. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Keyboard Phone Just Will Not Die," 28 Feb. 2019 His supporters see him as a forward-looking technology devotee and an astute student of politics, while critics call him a calculating and manipulative politician. Fox News, "Meet the 4 candidates vying to become Mexico's president," 1 July 2018 For all the fitness devotees perpetually clad in Outdoor Voices’ muted pastels—what to wear above the neck? Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Athleisure Beauty Products to Stash In Your Gym Bag This Summer," 26 June 2018 Another material having a serious renaissance at the moment is concrete, which counts designer and Restored by the Fords host Leanne Ford as a devotee. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Textured Wall Finishes," 7 Feb. 2019 Now he has been exposed as a devotee of Bigfoot erotica. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Virginia Political Candidate Says Opponent Draws Bigfoot Porn, and That Shouldn't Matter," 1 Aug. 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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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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