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EtymologyEdit

From devote +‎ -ed.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈvəʊtəd/
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VerbEdit

devoted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of devote

AdjectiveEdit

devoted (comparative more devoted, superlative most devoted)

  1. Vowed; dedicated; consecrated.
  2. Strongly emotionally attached; very fond of someone or something.
    Bob and Sara are devoted to their children.
  3. Zealous; characterized by devotion.
  4. (obsolete) Cursed; doomed.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Oxford 2010, p. 31:
      The attendance of that brother was now become like the attendance of a demon on some devoted being that had sold himself to destruction […].
    • 1828, Washington Irving, A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, book 1:
      They had recently considered themselves devoted men, hurrying forwards to destruction; they now looked upon themselves as favorites of fortune, and gave themselves up to the most unbounded joy.

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