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From devote +‎ -ed.


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



  1. simple past and past participle of devote


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, published 2010, page 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, “First Landing of Columbus in the New World”, in A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. [], volume I, New York, N.Y.: G. & C. Carvill, [], →OCLC, book IV, page 151:
      The feelings of the crew now burst forth in the most extravagant transports. 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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