addict

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin addictus, past participle of addīcō (deliver; devote; surrender), from ad- (to, towards, at) + dīcō (say; declare)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun)
    • enPR: ăʹ.dĭkt, IPA(key): /ˈæ.dɪkt/
    • (file)
  • (verb)

Noun[edit]

addict (plural addicts)

  1. A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug
    He is an addict when it comes to chocolate cookies.
    a heroin addict
  2. An adherent or fan (of something)

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Verb[edit]

addict (third-person singular simple present addicts, present participle addicting, simple past and past participle addicted)

  1. (transitive, Ancient Rome) To deliver (someone or something) following a judicial decision. [from 16th c.]
  2. (reflexive, now rare, archaic) To devote (oneself) to a given activity, occupation, thing etc. [from 16th c.]
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To bind (a person or thing) to the service of something. [16th–18th c.]
  4. (reflexive, obsolete) To devote or pledge (oneself) to a given person, cause etc. [16th–19th c.]
  5. (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.
  6. (transitive) To make (someone) become devoted to a given thing or activity; to cause to be addicted. [from 17th c.]
    • a. 1662 (date written), Thomas Fuller, The History of the Worthies of England, London: [] J[ohn] G[rismond,] W[illiam] L[eybourne] and W[illiam] G[odbid], published 1662, OCLC 418859860:
      His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: adik
  • Tagalog: adik

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin addictus or perhaps English addict.

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Noun[edit]

addict m (plural addicts, feminine addicte)

  1. addict

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Scots[edit]

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Noun[edit]

addict (plural addicts)

  1. an addict

Verb[edit]

addict (third-person singular simple present addicts, present participle addictin, simple past addictit, past participle addictit)

  1. to addict

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