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de·vo·tion

 (dĭ-vō′shən)
n.
1. Ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principle.
2. Religious ardor or zeal; piety.
3.
a. often devotions An act of religious observance or prayer, especially when private.
b. A religious text presenting a prayer, frequently accompanied by an introductory scriptural passage and a homiletic gloss.
4. The act of devoting or the state of being devoted: the devotion of resources to research.
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devotion

(dɪˈvəʊʃən)
n
1. (often foll by to) strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) religious zeal; piety
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (often plural) religious observance or prayers
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de•vo•tion

(dɪˈvoʊ ʃən)

n.
1. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
2. profound dedication, esp. to religion; consecration.
3. the act of devoting.
4. Often, devotions. religious observance or worship; a form of prayer or worship for special use.
[1150–1200; (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.devotion - feelings of ardent lovedevotion - feelings of ardent love; "their devotion to each other was beautiful"
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
2.devotion - commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
allegiance, commitment, loyalty, dedication - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
cultism - devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
hobbyism - a devotion to hobbies
fetich - excessive or irrational devotion to some activity; "made a fetish of cleanliness"
party spirit - devotion to a political party
3.devotion - religious zealdevotion - religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
worship - the activity of worshipping
Bible-worship, bibliolatry - the worship of the Bible
grammatolatry, verbolatry, word-worship - the worship of words
symbolatry, symbololatry, symbol-worship - the worship of symbols
anthropolatry, worship of man - the worship of human beings
gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, woman-worship - the worship of women
lordolatry - the worship of a lord because of his rank or title
miracle-worship, thaumatolatry - the worship of miracles
place-worship, topolatry - the worship of places
4.devotion - (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"
prayer, supplication - the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer"
bhakti - (Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and nirvana; open to all persons independent of caste or sex
novena - a Roman Catholic devotion consisting of prayers on nine consecutive days
Stations, Stations of the Cross - (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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devotion

plural noun
1. prayers, religious observance, church service, prayer meeting, matins, vespers, divine office He performs his devotions twice a day.
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devotion

noun
1. Deep and ardent affection:
2. The condition of being closely tied to another by affection or faith:
3. A state of often extreme religious ardour:
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Translations
إخْلاصتَقْديس
bezmezná láskaoddanost
hengivenhedtroskab
odaadás
ást; dálætihelgun, fórn fyrir málstaî
bezhraničná láska
predanost
bağlılıkdüşkünlükkendini adama

devotion

[dɪˈvəʊʃən] N
1. (to spouse, relative, football team, pop star) (also Rel) → devoción f (to por) (to friend) → lealtad f (to a) (to studies, duty, work, cause) → dedicación f (to a)
2. devotions (Rel) → oraciones fpl
to be at one's devotionsestar rezando
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devotion

[dɪˈvəʊʃən] n
(= love) → dévouement m, attachement m
devotion to sb → dévouement à qn, dévouement envers qn, attachement à qn
(= commitment) → dévouement m
devotion to sth [+ job, cause] → dévouement à qch
(= religious feeling) → dévotion f, piété f
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devotion

n
(to friend, wife etc) → Ergebenheit f(to gegenüber); (to work) → Hingabe f (→ to an +acc); devotion to dutyPflichteifer m
(of part of building, time etc) (→ für) → Verwendung f; (of resources)Bestimmung f
devotions pl (Rel) → Andacht f; to be at one’s devotionsin Andacht versunken sein
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devotion

[dɪˈvəʊʃn] n devotion (to) (studies etc) → devozione f (a), dedizione f (a); (friend, family) → attaccamento (a), fedeltà (a) devotions npl (Rel) → devozioni fpl
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devote

(diˈvəut) verb
(with to) to give up wholly to or use entirely for. She devotes her life to music.
deˈvoted adjective
1. (sometimes with to) loving and loyal. a devoted friend; I am devoted to him.
2. (with to) given up (to). He is devoted to his work.
devotee (devəˈtiː) noun
a keen follower; an enthusiast. a devotee of football.
deˈvotion noun
1. great love. her undying devotion for her children.
2. the act of devoting or of being devoted. devotion to duty.
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References in classic literature ?
"If ever the time comes, when the devotion of my whole heart and soul and strength will give you a moment's happiness, or spare you a moment's sorrow, will you try to remember the poor drawing- master who has taught you?" She, who now remembered so little of the trouble and terror of a later time, remembered those words, and laid her poor head innocently and trustingly on the bosom of the man who had spoken them.
.that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
Devotion borrows Music's tone, And Music took Devotion's wing; And, like the bird that hails the sun, They soar to heaven, and soaring sing.
"Yes, my lord, and from pure devotion to the cause, for Monsieur de Bracieux is rich."
To my thinking, a woman's religion ought not to lessen her devotion to her earthly lord.
"You persist in deceiving yourself, monsieur, and never will accept of me the only thing I am willing to give you -- devotion."
He loved her jealously, with an inextinguishable ardour and an insatiable desire - he loved her with a masterful devotion and an infinite trustfulness.
Most fortunate," he said to his wife, dismissing Vronsky altogether, "that I should just have half an hour to meet you, so that I can prove my devotion," he went on in the same jesting tone.
Also a basket hung over the back of a chair, in which he vainly tried to hoist his too confiding sister, who, with feminine devotion, allowed her little head to be bumped till rescued, when the young inventor indignantly remarked, "Why, Marmar, dat's my lellywaiter, and me's trying to pull her up."
But if he only lives twenty-one days, he will find out that only those rare natures that are made up of pluck, endurance, devotion to duty for duty's sake, and invincible determination may hope to venture upon so tremendous an enterprise as the keeping of a journal and not sustain a shameful defeat.
TO MY MOTHER TO WHOM I OWE A LIFETIME OF A MOTHER'S MOST SELF-SACRIFICING DEVOTION
There was in it, no doubt, filial devotion, domestic attachment; there was also the fascination of one spirit by another spirit.