Devote Definition

dĭ-vōt
devoted, devotes, devoting
verb
devoted, devotes, devoting
To set apart for a special use or service; dedicate.
Webster's New World
To give up (oneself or one's time, energy, etc.) to some purpose, activity, or person.
Webster's New World
To curse or doom.
Webster's New World
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.
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adjective
(obsolete) Devoted; addicted; devout.
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Origin of Devote

  • Latin dēvovēre dēvōt- to vow dē- de- vovēre to vow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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