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Meaning of devoted by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪˈvəʊtəd/


    devoted ( comparative more devoted, superlative most devoted )

    1. Vowed; dedicated; consecrated .
    2. Zealous; characterized by devotion .
    3. ( obsolete ) cursed; doomed .

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Explanation of devoted by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use

    2. large sums devoted to the care of the poor
      a life devoted to poetry
    3. zealous in devotion or affection

    4. a devoted husband and father
      devoted friends

    Definition of devoted by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Devote v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Devoting.] [L. devotus, p. p. of devovere; de + vovere to vow. See Vow, and cf. Devout, Devow.]
      1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames.

      No devoted thing that a man shall devote unto the Lord . . . shall be sold or redeemed. Lev. xxvii. 28.

      2. To execrate; to curse. [Obs.]

      3. To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, “to devote one's self to science, to one's friends, to piety, etc.”

      Thy servant who is devoted to thy fear. Ps. cxix. 38.

      They devoted themselves unto all wickedness. Grew.

      A leafless and simple branch . . . devoted to the purpose of climbing. Gray.

      Syn. -- To addict; apply; dedicate; consecrate; resign; destine; doom; consign. See Addict.

    2. Devoted, a. Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout; as, “a devoted admirer”. -- Devotedly, adv. -- Devotedness, n.