disciple Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"disciple" in British English

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disciplenoun

uk   us   /dɪˈsaɪ.pl̩/
[C] a ​person who ​believes in the ​ideas and ​principles of someone ​famous and ​tries to ​live the way that ​person does or did: an ​ardent disciple of Gandhithe disciples [plural] (also the Disciples) the twelve men who ​followedJesus during his ​life
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(Definition of disciple from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disciplenoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈsɑɪ·pəl/
a ​person who ​believes in the ​ideas of a ​leader, esp. a ​religious or ​political one, and ​tries to ​liveaccording to those ​ideas: Jesse Jackson was a disciple of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Disciples were the twelve men who ​followedJesus during his ​life.
(Definition of disciple from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “disciple”
in Spanish discípulo…
in Vietnamese môn đồ…
in Malaysian pengikut…
in Thai สานุศิษย์…
in French disciple…
in German der Jünger, der Schüler…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信徒,门徒,追随者…
in Turkish mürit, havari, taraftar…
in Russian ученик, последователь…
in Indonesian pengikut, murid…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信徒,門徒,追隨者…
in Polish ucze-ń/nnica…
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