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devotee

[ dev-uh-tee, -tey ]

noun

  1. a person who is greatly devoted to something.
  2. a person who is extremely devoted to a religion; a follower.
  3. an enthusiastic follower or fan:

    He's a devotee of jazz.



devotee

/ ˌdɛvəˈtiː /

noun

  1. a person ardently enthusiastic about or devoted to something, such as a sport or pastime
  2. a zealous follower of a religion


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Word History and Origins

Origin of devotee1

First recorded in 1635–45; devote + -ee

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Synonym Study

See fanatic.

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Example Sentences

Each January, film industry execs, insiders and devotees flock to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival — the event was one of the few held before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

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This is, in effect, a behind-the-scenes secret history, one that Murakami fans — or devotees of publishing gossip — will find almost as irresistible as those early novels.

Add in accountability—yes, many of these trackers can post directly to your social media—which is another proven way of sticking to your healthy lifestyle, and you can see why so many people are devotees.

Today, many of its devotees are turning to it with fresh eyes.

If he were here, the law student and moral-philosophy devotee would have thought the violence at the Capitol was “the absolute worst form of crime against democracy,” Raskin said.

Fleiss makes the film as a devotee would, depicting Weir in a saintly glow.

As a new American devotee, this was a profoundly patriotic impulse.

After reading an article about shopping local in 2006, I became a devotee of the online, artisan marketplace.

A devotee, Kreeft gives Lewis the big philosophical guns, and has him trouncing Kennedy and Huxley pretty comprehensively.

Dialect, for instance, was not his métier, so like a true devotee of the form he exploited his incompetence for laughs.

In short, Marcella had been too long under her tuition, to become a willing devotee to the monastic rites of the Romish Church.

He was an ardent devotee of the Commonwealth and his writings exemplify this affectionate feeling.

The Hindoo devotee is exceedingly tender of the lives of animals, while he is often callous to human suffering.

A devotee admired Divine Providence for having wisely made rivers to flow through all the places where men had built large cities.

Captain Maturin went through the performance with the grave face of another classical devotee to duty; but his heart—poor fellow!

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