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 for Disciple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disciple \Dis*ci"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discipled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Discipling.]
     1. To teach; to train. [Obs.]
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              That better were in virtues discipled. --Spenser.
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     2. To punish; to discipline. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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     3. To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or
        principles. [R.]
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              Sending missionaries to disciple all nations. --E.
                                                    D. Griffin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disciple \Dis*ci"ple\, n. [OE. disciple, deciple, OF. disciple,
     fr. L. discipulus, fr. discere to learn (akin to docere to
     teach; see Docile) + prob. a root meaning to turn or drive,
     as in L. pellere to drive (see Pulse).]
     One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a
     learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in
     the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in
     doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our
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     The disciples, or The twelve disciples, the twelve
        selected companions of Jesus; -- also called the
     Disciples of Christ. See Christian, n., 3, and
     Syn: Learner; scholar; pupil; follower; adherent.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of
           another [syn: disciple, adherent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "disciple":
     Ambrose of Milan, Athanasius, Barnabas, Basil, Christian,
     Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, Cyprian of Carthage,
     Cyril of Jerusalem, God-fearing man, Gregory of Nyssa, Hermas,
     Ignatius, Irenaeus, Jerome, John, John Chrysostom, Justin Martyr,
     Lactantius Firmianus, Luke, Mark, Origen, Papias, Paul, Peter,
     Polycarp, Tertullian, accepter, adherent, admirer, aficionado,
     ante-Nicene Fathers, apostle, appendage, apprentice, attendant,
     believer, buff, catechumen, cavaliere servente, churchgoer,
     churchite, churchman, cohort, communicant, convert, courtier,
     creature, daily communicant, dangler, dependent, devotee,
     devotionalist, dummy, enthusiast, evangelist, fan, fanatic,
     figurehead, flunky, follower, following, gillie, good Christian,
     goon, hanger-on, henchman, homme de cour, jackal, lackey, learner,
     man, minion, myrmidon, neophyte, parasite, partisan, pietist,
     proselyte, public, pupil, puppet, pursuer, pursuivant, receiver,
     religionist, saint, satellite, scholar, sectary, shadow, stooge,
     student, successor, supporter, sycophant, tagtail, tail, theist,
     thug, trainbearer, truster, votary, ward heeler, zealot

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the
     Baptist (Matt. 9:14), and of the Pharisees (22:16), but
     principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is
     one who (1) believes his doctrine, (2) rests on his sacrifice,
     (3) imbibes his spirit, and (4) imitates his example (Matt.
     10:24; Luke 14:26, 27, 33; John 6:69).

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