- To devote is to dedicate yourself to a cause or a person.
- An example of to devote is to say vows of love at your wedding ceremony.
- An example of to devote is to work for a soup kitchen without any pay.
- The definition of devote is to set aside something for a specific use.
- An example of to devote is to ask a DJ to play a song for your wife.
- An example of to devote is to use land for organic farming.
devote definition by Webster's New World
- to set apart for a special use or service; dedicate
- to give up (oneself or one's time, energy, etc.) to some purpose, activity, or person
- Obsolete to curse or doom
Origin: ; from Classical Latin devotus, past participle of devovere, to dedicate by vow ; from de-, from plush vovere, to vow: see vote
- devotement noun
devote definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb de·vot·ed, de·vot·ing, de·votes
- To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person.
- To set apart for a specific purpose or use: land devoted to mining.
- To set apart by or as if by a vow or solemn act; consecrate: a temple devoted to Apollo.
Origin: Latin dēvovēre, dēvōt-, to vow : dē-, de- + vovēre, to vow.
- de·voteˈment noun