Definition of devotion in English:


Syllabification: de·vo·tion
Pronunciation: /dəˈvōSH(ə)n


1Love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause: Eleanor’s devotion to her husband his courage and devotion to duty never wavered
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  • I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.
  • Her earnest belief in devotion to duty and her command of French bring her an offer to join the intelligence service.
  • Mom gave her unconditional love and devotion to each and every one of her children.
1.1Religious worship or observance: the order’s aim was to live a life of devotion
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  • The clear implication here is that yoga can be a form of devotion, or worship.
  • He is one of the most popular objects of devotion and reverence in east Asian Buddhism.
  • In some cases, these ideas evolve into a symbolically charged moment of private religious devotion.
1.2 (devotions) Prayers or religious observances.
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  • The image or icon of worship is a focus for our prayers and devotions.
  • I quote an account of a compilation of ‘Celtic’ prayers and devotions, published in 1994.
  • Personal devotions, meditations or prayer may refresh introverts.
religious worship, worship, religious observance;
prayer meeting, church service


Middle English: from Latin devotio(n-), from devovere 'consecrate' (see devote).

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