devoted


devoted
[[t]dɪvo͟ʊtɪd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n, v-link ADJ to n Someone who is devoted to a person loves that person very much.

...a loving and devoted husband...

Today, 50 years on and three children later, the couple are still devoted to one another.

2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to n, ADJ n If you are devoted to something, you care about it a lot and are very enthusiastic about it.

I have personally been devoted to this cause for many years...

Horace is so devoted to his garden that he hasn't been away for 10 years...

Joyce Bryt is a devoted Star Trek fan.

3) ADJ: v-link ADJ to n Something that is devoted to a particular thing deals only with that thing or contains only that thing.

...a major touring exhibition devoted to the work of disabled artists.

...the original Jane Churchill shop, now devoted to a new range of accessories.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • devoted */ — UK [dɪˈvəʊtɪd] / US [dɪˈvoʊtəd] adjective 1) loving someone very much a devoted family man devoted to: They were devoted to each other throughout their marriage. 2) containing or dealing with one particular thing devoted to: an exhibition devoted …   English dictionary

  • devoted — de|vot|ed [ dı voutəd ] adjective * 1. ) loving someone very much: a devoted family man devoted to: They were devoted to each other their entire married lives. 2. ) very enthusiastic about something: a devoted opera fan a ) used about someone who …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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