Definition of devoted in English:



  • 1Very loving or loyal.

    ‘he was a devoted husband’
    ‘Leo was devoted to his job’
    • ‘Through 21 years, she was a loving wife and devoted partner.’
    • ‘He's a loving husband and a devoted father to his son, Mike.’
    • ‘John had many qualities, but above all, he was a devoted and loving husband and father.’
    • ‘People from many parts of the country have already booked into the town for the music weekend which caters for a strong niche market and has a very loyal and devoted following.’
    • ‘All four are wished a long, contented and healthy retirement after all their years of loyal and devoted service to the Council and the people of the district.’
    • ‘Since then, his records have been sometimes patchy, indifferent affairs, but he's retained a devoted, loyal fanbase.’
    • ‘Gail O'Grady is the loving wife and devoted mother at the center of NBC's hit drama, American Dreams.’
    • ‘Naturally he will also need my devoted attention and loving care in the time ahead if he is to get better as I hope.’
    • ‘And if you are going to copy my layout, please remove any code which confuses blogstats, the thing which tells me who my loyal and devoted fan base is.’
    • ‘All of them were willing to do whatever I asked of them, and I liked that I had a cast and crew that was loyal and devoted.’
    • ‘Although the Giant Schnauzer has a happy nature, this dog is devoted and loyal and may be wary of strangers.’
    • ‘It's simply the most intelligent approach: to put people first and reap the rewards of having a team of loyal, devoted employees.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Mick and the lads hope to renew acquaintances with many of their loyal and devoted followers when they take to the stage in Crossmolina on Sunday night.’
    • ‘Narelle knew the hardships of cattle raising business, which began in humble circumstances about 26 years ago and the joys of being a devoted mother and a loving wife.’
    • ‘She declined, although she commented, ‘They seemed to be a very loving and devoted couple.’’
    • ‘They are patient nannies for children, and devoted, loving companions for adults.’
    • ‘We made them what they are through millennia of selective breeding until they became the perfect companion animal - loyal, loving, devoted.’
    • ‘He was a devout Catholic, a very devoted husband and father.’
    • ‘And if you want to believe that Jan Rogers is completely faithful and devoted to you, then that's fine.’
    • ‘Natives of this sign are devoted and loyal lovers, but they can be too easily hurt.’
    loyal, faithful, true, true blue, staunch, steadfast, constant, committed, dedicated, devout
    fond, loving, admiring, affectionate, caring, attentive, warm, ardent
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  • 2devoted to[predicative] Given over to the display, study, or discussion of.

    ‘there is a museum devoted to her work’
    • ‘Once upon a time, TV people wished upon a star that some day there would be stations devoted entirely to news so they could show just what real journalists they were.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘An entire store devoted to everything Swiss Army is the campers' delight!’
    • ‘It's home to the Bettie Morton Gallery and the Brixton Art Gallery - both devoted to up-and-coming African-British artists.’
    • ‘Fortunately, this volume does not lose sight of the strangeness of the poetical perspective; neither is it entirely devoted to the tangible and the earthy.’
    • ‘Of course, I can understand the secular world calling it a theory, but we would say it's devoted to biblical history and true operational science.’