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VERB (3)

1. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;
- Example: "She committed herself to the work of God"
- Example: "give one's talents to a good cause"
- Example: "consecrate your life to the church"
[syn: give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote]

2. dedicate;
- Example: "give thought to"
- Example: "give priority to"
- Example: "pay attention to"
[syn: give, pay, devote]

3. set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use;
- Example: "this land was devoted to mining"


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:

Devote \De*vote"\, a. [L. devotus, p. p.] Devoted; addicted; devout. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Devote \De*vote"\, n. A devotee. [Obs.] --Sir E. Sandys. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

devote v 1: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church" [syn: give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote] 2: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to" [syn: give, pay, devote] 3: set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use; "this land was devoted to mining"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "devote": allocate, allot, apply, appoint, appropriate, assign, attempt, attend to business, beatify, bend, bestow, bless, buckle down, busy, canonize, cleanse, commit, confide, consecrate, consecrate to, consume, dedicate, dedicate to, destinate, destine, direct, donate, doom, employ, endeavor, engage, enshrine, exalt, expend, fate, foredoom, give, give away, give over to, give to, give up, glorify, hallow, hand out, mark, mind the store, occupy, ordain, pass, pass the time, pledge, present, purify, put aside, put away, put in, saint, sanctify, set apart, set aside, spend, spend the time, strive, struggle, throw, try, turn, use, use up, utilize, vow, while, while away, wile