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addict (plural addicts)
- A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug
- He is an addict when it comes to chocolate cookies.
- a heroin addict
- An adherent or fan (of something)
- (person who is addicted): junkie (one addicted to a drug), slave
- (adherent or fan): adherent, aficionado, devotee, enthusiast, fan, habitue
- See also Thesaurus:addict
person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug
adherent or fan
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- (transitive, Ancient Rome) To deliver (someone or something) following a judicial decision. [from 16th c.]
- (reflexive, now rare, archaic) To devote (oneself) to a given activity, occupation, thing etc. [from 16th c.]
- 1640–1706, John Evelyn, “(please specify the date of the diary entry)”, in William Bray, editor, Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, […], 2nd edition, volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […]; and sold by John and Arthur Arch, […], published 1819, →OCLC:
- They addict themselves to the civil law.
- 1751, [Tobias] Smollett, chapter 88, in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle […], volume III, London: Harrison and Co., […], →OCLC:
- Having resided some time in this place, we returned to the other country-house which we had left, where lord B— addicted himself so much to hunting, and other male diversions, that I began to think he neglected me […] .
- (transitive, obsolete) To bind (a person or thing) to the service of something. [16th–18th c.]
- (reflexive, obsolete) To devote or pledge (oneself) to a given person, cause etc. [16th–19th c.]
- (transitive, now rare, archaic) To devote (one's mind, talent etc.) to a given activity, occupation, thing etc. [from 16th c.]
- January 19, 1754, Samuel Johnson, The Adventurer, number 126:
- That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations.
- (transitive) To make (someone) become devoted to a given thing or activity; to cause to be addicted. [from 17th c.]
- (cause someone to become addicted, especially to a harmful drug): get (someone) hooked
- (devote): consecrate, dedicate, devote
- (adapt): adapt, fit
to cause to become addicted
to devote or dedicate oneself
addict (plural addicts)
- an addict
- to addict
- Eagle, Andy, ed. (2016) The Online Scots Dictionary, Scots Online.