Definition of disciple
- a disciple of Freud
a disciple of Sigmund Freud
a circle of dedicated disciples who conscientiously wrote down everything the prophet said
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: someone who accepts and helps to spread the teachings of a famous person
: one of a group of 12 men who were sent out to spread the teachings of Jesus Christ
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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