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Definition 1: (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where devotion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he returned to his devotions

(devotion is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of devotion ) (Hinduism) loving devotion to a deity leading to salvation and nirvana; open to all persons independent of caste or sex

(... is a kind of devotion ) a Roman Catholic devotion consisting of prayers on nine consecutive days

(... is a kind of devotion ) (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

(devotion is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 2: commitment to some purpose - [noun denoting act]

Samples where devotion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the devotion of his time and wealth to science

(devotion is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of devotion ) devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult

(... is a kind of devotion ) a devotion to hobbies

(... is a kind of devotion ) excessive or irrational devotion to some activity

"made a fetish of cleanliness"

(... is a kind of devotion ) devotion to a political party

Definition 3: religious zeal; the willingness to serve God - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for devotion in the sense of this definition

(devotion is a kind of ...) the activity of worshipping

Definition 4: feelings of ardent love - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where devotion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their devotion to each other was beautiful

Synonyms for devotion in the sense of this definition

(devotion is a kind of ...) a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

"his love for his work" "children need a lot of love"

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