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devotion

Pronunciation: /dɪˈvəʊʃən/

Translation of devotion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (love) devoción (feminine); (loyalty) lealtad (feminine)devotion to sb/sth they showed great devotion to their king demostraron gran devoción por/lealtad a su rey her devotion to the cause su dedicación or entrega a la causa
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 countable/numerable [Religion/Religión] oración (feminine), rezo (masculine) to be at one's devotions estar* rezando
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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