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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A decade ago the unveiling of a new iPhone would inspire quasi-religious ecstasy; devotees would camp on pavements outside shops as the release date drew near. The Economist, "Tim Cook tries to reduce Apple’s dependence on devices," 12 Sep. 2019 The musical centers on the unexpected connection between Will (played by Shaun Tuazon), a musical-theater devotee who was bullied in high school, and his popular-jock classmate, Mike (Michael Louis Cusimano). San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Girlfriend’ sets a story of unexpected romance to songs of Matthew Sweet, in local premiere at Diversionary," 11 Sep. 2019 Brady devotees, meanwhile, will enjoy vintage clips from the original series, trivia quizzes and nostalgic anecdotes. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "‘A Very Brady Renovation’: A groovy kind of makeover show," 5 Sep. 2019 One notable sight near the roofline is an animatronic DJ familiar to theme-park devotees. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney Star Wars: Visitors cheer Oga’s Cantina at Galaxy’s Edge," 28 Aug. 2019 Stage Race Peloton was started, naturally, by a spin devotee. Erin Griffith, New York Times, "Peloton Is a Phenomenon. Can It Last?," 28 Aug. 2019 The evening is produced by Carol’s Corner Foundation, founded by survivor and Dana-Farber patient Carol Chaoui (also a vintage fashion devotee). Kara Baskin,, "Vintage Vogue Runway for Research fashion show set for September," 23 Aug. 2019 While wristbands to the in-store sold out a long time ago, Mumford devotees can still try to catch a glimpse of their heroes at 2508 E. Colfax Ave. John Wenzel, The Know, "Mumford & Sons is playing an intimate, unplugged set at a Denver record store on Friday," 14 Aug. 2019 In a new exhibition, hosted at the Paley Center for Media, Maisel devotees can peek behind the curtain at the show's production process, and step onto some of the show's most iconic sets. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Comes to Life in a New Exhibition at the Paley Center," 12 Aug. 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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