- zealous or ardent in attachment, loyalty, or affection: a devoted friend.
Origin of devoted
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- to give up or appropriate to or concentrate on a particular pursuit, occupation, purpose, cause, etc.: to devote one's time to reading.
- to appropriate by or as if by a vow; set apart or dedicate by a solemn or formal act; consecrate: She devoted her life to God.
- to commit to evil or destruction; doom.
Origin of devote
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Examples from the Web for devoted
Great resources were devoted to the science of air crash investigation.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
The left had long tried to resist it through a diverse mix of organizations, devoted to different goals, and all to no avail.The Left’s Answer to ALEC
December 15, 2014
In 1953, Les Cahiers devoted an issue to Hitchcock, including an interview conducted by André Bazin, the editor of the magazine.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
A cheerful convict was found dead by his devoted caretaker one morning.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
A childhood friend of his, Ioseb Iremashvili, said Stalin “was devoted to only one person—his mother.”Kotkin Biography Reveals Stalin's Evil Pragmatism
November 30, 2014
You've been so devoted to her for three days that you've hardly bowed to old friends.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment.
The whole morning whether at home or on a visit was devoted to business.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
He was no longer the fairy godmother's devoted and humble factotum.Viviette
William J. Locke
A parting word may, however, be devoted to the poet himself.De Libris: Prose and Verse
- feeling or demonstrating loyalty or devotion; ardent; devout
- (postpositive foll by to) set apart, dedicated, or consecrated
- to apply or dedicate (oneself, time, money, etc) to some pursuit, cause, etc
- obsolete to curse or doom
Word Origin and History for devoted
1590s, "set apart by a vow," past participle adjective from devote (v.). Meaning "characterized by devotion" is from c.1600. Related: Devotedly.