Definition of devotee in English:



  • 1A person who is very interested in and enthusiastic about someone or something.

    ‘a devotee of classical music’
    • ‘She becomes a devotee of death, addicted to the most shuddery of Grimms' fairy tales and a book for the terminally ill called A Hundred Ways to Die.’
    • ‘This is a slight promotional plug on my part, but there are a lot of Star Wars devotees on this board, and you might well be interested in this prog.’
    • ‘His article New Kids On The Blog described the spread of the trend and its typical devotees.’
    • ‘Will the Government listen or are they such devotees of the policy of the economic right that they will carry on regardless?’
    • ‘Yesterday's Derby was a notable one for devotees of Radio Five Live.’
    • ‘Photography is attracting a whole new generation of lens devotees.’
    • ‘What is it about tai chi that makes its devotees want to freak people out by always doing it in public?’
    • ‘In this sense, he was a devotee of material cultural before the field of material culture blossomed into what it is today.’
    • ‘Roundfort Community Centre continues to be a popular choice with bingo devotees every Wednesday night.’
    • ‘The Civil War has generated a myriad of publications that address the interests of its devotees.’
    • ‘But I happen to be a great devotee of and admirer of the two-party system in this country.’
    • ‘It was only later, after going solo, that he went all interesting, becoming a devotee of prehistoric Britain.’
    • ‘Her French / Indian fusion cuisine won her many devotees and glowing reviews in the American media.’
    • ‘It is only too easy for a devotee of a complex theory to be impressed when it fits and to explain away the problems when it does not fit.’
    • ‘Henry was a serial adulterer; he too had a difficult relationship with Anselm; and he too was a devotee of knightly culture and worldly luxury.’
    • ‘That is driving significant sales increases across Apple's product range as more consumers become Apple devotees.’
    • ‘To TV devotees and music fans this failure to preserve such key national moments has been condemned as an act of cultural vandalism.’
    • ‘Lowell, a scion of a prominent Boston family, was a devotee of Asian culture and an accomplished amateur astronomer.’
    • ‘Good news for devotees of the York-based crime novels of John Baker.’
    • ‘It may fail to bother the upper reaches of the charts, but should not disappoint previous devotees while impressing the uninitiated.’
    enthusiast, fan, fanatic, addict, lover, aficionado, admirer
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    1. 1.1 A strong believer in a particular religion or god.
      ‘devotees of Krishna’
      ‘devotees thronged the temple’
      • ‘During festivals, devotees carrying offerings parade to the shore and worship the sea as God.’
      • ‘His best and most learned priest, Deva-svami, was a devotee of Vishnu who preached sad-dharma.’
      • ‘This year more than one million Hindu devotees celebrated Thai Pusam at Batu Caves alone.’
      • ‘Temples were built to enshrine these images of the Almighty and give devotees a place to worship.’
      • ‘As busy as he was, he made time to take phone calls from the temple devotees.’
      • ‘The resplendent Lord bestows affluence on the devotee who offers worship and oblations.’
      • ‘The god is worshipped as an icon and the devotee is the archaka.’
      • ‘It's certainly not unusual for devotees of that great Religion of Peace to act that way.’
      • ‘Only the saintly devotee - the true disciple of God - can perceive the Lord's presence at all times.’
      • ‘May God grant strength and will power to all his devotees to uphold and work on the line initiated by Gurudeva.’
      • ‘This boy, a Syrian like his mother, was a devotee of the Sun God and was actually a priest of the god at Emesa, called Elagabalus.’
      • ‘It was many decades later that his devotees built a small ashram for him to live.’
      • ‘For centuries both Buddhist and Hindu devotees have made the pilgrimage to the sacred shrines at Muktinath.’
      • ‘In fact, at times it seems that there are more volunteers than devotees at the temple.’
      • ‘God is also Omniscient; hence He sees the sincerity of Worship of a devotee in whichever form the devotee worships Him.’
      • ‘Following the instructions, devotees recovered the Deity and returned it to the temple.’
      • ‘I was a devotee of the Omoto religion and was doing volunteer work for the church in Kameoka.’
      • ‘She was a devotee of the new religion of ‘Konkokyo’ which worshiped a folk god named Konjin.’
      • ‘The common devotee should ascertain the sadhu's level of knowledge and devotion, and who is his guru and lineage.’
      • ‘The son of a prosperous Hindu trader, Bhai Pheru, Guru Angad was an ardent devotee of the Hindu goddess Durga.’
      follower, adherent, supporter, upholder, defender, advocate, champion, disciple, votary, partisan, member, friend, stalwart, fanatic, zealot
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