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


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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And even though the Polish hot dog is disappearing from the food court, devotees can take some comfort in knowing that it will still be sold in bulk—if that’s your kind of thing. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Costco Is Removing This Beloved Mainstay from Its Food Court Menus," 10 July 2018 Sardesai was inspired to promote cosmic farming by his wife Usha, a devotee of the Shiv Yog sect, who had tested the chanting method on her orchids on her front porch. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Goa’s agriculture minister wants farmers to use ‘cosmic farming’ instead of fertilizer," 4 July 2018 Rohrabacher is not only a Trump devotee but an admirer of Vladimir Putin, who has his own ideas about immigrants., "Protecting tide pools is critical but why not stop selling starfish and shells?," 3 July 2018 Why would Brown, a seeming devotee of aggressive public health measures, put his signature on such a bill—and why would the overwhelmingly like-minded California state legislature approve it in the first place? Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The Crazy Story Behind Why California Just Banned Soda Taxes," 29 June 2018 DeLong, like many area high school coaches, has been a Spectrum Sports devotee for years. Blair Kerkhoff, kansascity, "Changes at Spectrum Sports cloud future of KC's all-sports cable station," 29 June 2018 Longwood philanthropist Harriett Lake, a devotee of the ballet for decades, donated $5 million to jump-start the project. Matthew J. Palm,, "Orlando Ballet gets $5 million donation that will jump-start for construction of its headquarters," 25 May 2018 On most Monday nights, Barber will mix original compositions already familiar to devotees, new works still in progress and utterly unconventional versions of standard repertoire. Howard Reich,, "From Henry Johnson to 'Tootie' Heath to Patricia Barber, a busy jazz week in Chicago," 5 Apr. 2018 Ten of its 13 songs are officially released here for the first time, but most should already be familiar in various forms to devotees. George Varga,, "Jimi Hendrix's 'new' album, 'Both Sides of the Sky,' an up-and-down musical experience," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of devotee

1645, in the meaning defined above

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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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