Definition of devoted in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈvəʊtɪd/


1Very loving or loyal: he was a devoted husband Leo was devoted to his job
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  • John had many qualities, but above all, he was a devoted and loving husband and father.
  • He's a loving husband and a devoted father to his son, Mike.
  • Naturally he will also need my devoted attention and loving care in the time ahead if he is to get better as I hope.
loyal, faithful, true, true blue, staunch, steadfast, constant, committed, dedicated, devout;
fond, loving, admiring, affectionate, caring, attentive, warm, ardent
2 (devoted to) Given over to the display, study, or discussion of: there is a museum devoted to her work
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  • Another night was devoted exclusively to a discussion of Patrick Roscoe - not the author but a computer-programmer friend of Heti's.
  • This section of the essay is devoted to an article in Nature magazine on the evolution of the immune system in lampreys (a jawless, parasitic fish).
  • It's home to the Bettie Morton Gallery and the Brixton Art Gallery - both devoted to up-and-coming African-British artists.



Pronunciation: /dɪˈvəʊtɪdli/
sense 1.
Example sentences
  • He told her of his children, describing them affectionately and devotedly, and his wife, whom he obviously adored.
  • Now he and a group of volunteers are devotedly working to restore this vessel built by John I Thornycroft (later Vosper Thornycroft) in Woolston, back to the condition she enjoyed during the 1930s.
  • It is also the story of a man who faithfully and devotedly served Orkney and Shetland for a third of a century.


sense 1.
Example sentences
  • He expressed his appreciation, and gratitude, for the wonderful help of the people, and their devotedness to the undertaking, and for the gifts of their well-wishers and friends.
  • Mr Proctor, their teacher, was very happy with their participation and preparation and they were highly praised for their devotedness on the day.
  • His sincerity and Christian devotedness are acknowledged by all.

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