give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote(verb)
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"
give, pay, devote(verb)
"give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use
"this land was devoted to mining"
To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.
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
to execrate; to curse
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
devoted; addicted; devout
Origin: [L. devotus, p. p.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-vōt′, v.t. to vow: to set apart or dedicate by solemn act: to doom: to give up wholly.—adj. Devōt′ed, given up, as by a vow: doomed: strongly attached: zealous.—adv. Devōt′edly.—ns. Devōt′edness; Devotēē′, one wholly or superstitiously devoted, esp. to religion: a fanatic; Devōte′ment (Shak.); Devō′tion, consecration: giving up of the mind to the worship of God: piety: prayer: strong affection or attachment: ardour: (pl.) prayers: (obs.) religious offerings: alms.—adj. Devō′tional.—ns. Devō′tionalist, Devō′tionist.—adv. Devō′tionally. [L. devovēre, devōtum—de, a way, and vovēre, to vow.]
To spend a proportionate amount of time focused on a hobby, role, responsibility, obligation or duty.
She devoted a reasonable amount of time to her children, time with herself and time spent with the rest of her family, she led a harmonious and balanced life.Submitted by MC Harmonious on April 17, 2016
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Rank popularity for the word 'devote' in Verbs Frequency: #699
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The numerical value of devote in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of devote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of devote in a Sentence
I didn't devote tremendous time to it, i didn't expect to do so well.
I could never devote enough time to that as a big company CEO. That's what I get to do now.
With homes and lives in the balance, we must quickly devote the resources and coordination needed.
We haven't decided to devote any more resources to it because we don't have any more to devote to it.
That cost is too high, that is (money) you could devote to investment, schools, infrastructure projects.
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- посвещавам, отдавамBulgarian
- consagrarCatalan, Valencian
- omistautua, omistaa, pyhittääFinnish
- consacrer, vouerFrench
- coisrigScottish Gaelic
- wijden, toewijdenDutch
- посвящать, посвятитьRussian
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