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1. zealous in devotion or affection;
- Example: "a devoted husband and father"
- Example: "devoted friends"

2. (followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use;
- Example: "large sums devoted to the care of the poor"
- Example: "a life devoted to poetry"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Devote \De*vote"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Devoting.] [L. devotus, p. p. of devovere; de + vovere to vow. See Vow, and cf. Devout, Devow.] 1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames. [1913 Webster] No devoted thing that a man shall devote unto the Lord . . . shall be sold or redeemed. --Lev. xxvii. 28. [1913 Webster] 2. To execrate; to curse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one's self to science, to one's friends, to piety, etc. [1913 Webster] Thy servant who is devoted to thy fear. --Ps. cxix. 38. [1913 Webster] They devoted themselves unto all wickedness. --Grew. [1913 Webster] A leafless and simple branch . . . devoted to the purpose of climbing. --Gray. Syn: To addict; apply; dedicate; consecrate; resign; destine; doom; consign. See Addict. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Devoted \De*vot"ed\, a. Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout; as, a devoted admirer. -- De*vot"ed*ly, adv. -- De*vot"ed*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

devoted adj 1: zealous in devotion or affection; "a devoted husband and father"; "devoted friends" 2: (followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use; "large sums devoted to the care of the poor"; "a life devoted to poetry"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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