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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The idealistic Idagio, out of Berlin, is good for newbies and devotees alike. Mark Swed,, "Commentary: Classical streaming has arrived. How do the new services stack up?," 3 Sep. 2019 So in July 2019, both contingents of the fandom — the Little House on the Prairie book series and TV show devotees — had their own celebrations on Laura’s turf. Elena Nicolaou,, "Little House, Big Fans: These People Really, Really Love Laura Ingalls Wilder," 24 Aug. 2019 The news prompted #SaveSpiderMan to start trending worldwide on Twitter, as devotees and Marvel stars reacted with dismay over the split. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Spider-Man banned from Marvel movies after talks collapse," 21 Aug. 2019 And the news prompted #SaveSpiderMan to start trending worldwide on Twitter, as devotees and Marvel stars reacted with anger over the split. Rob Picheta, CNN, "Fans fear for Spider-Man's future after Sony and Marvel fail to reach rights agreement," 21 Aug. 2019 In the 19th century, scores of explorers, spies, missionaries, and Buddhist devotees had tried to reach Lhasa, but only three had made it. Ailsa Ross, Longreads, "Mountains, Transcending," 9 Aug. 2019 All of this won’t be a deal breaker for The Lion King’s devotees. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Disney’s Lion King remake is just like the original, but without the magic," 11 July 2019 Mary Davila and Alfredo Martinez drove from Crystal City to support Davila’s son, Jorjito Davila, who is a Hare Krishna devotee. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio Festival of Chariots celebrates enlightenment," 6 July 2019 In February of next year, a landmark exhibition of Christian Louboutin's designs will open at Paris's Palais de la Porte Dorée—and for fashion historians and red sole-devotees alike, the retrospective should be a must-see. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "A Huge Christian Louboutin Exhibition Is Opening in Paris Next Year," 24 June 2019

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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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a topic to which one constantly reverts

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