Devote meaning

dĭ-vōt
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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To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self, for example) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person.
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To set apart for a specific purpose or use.

Land devoted to mining.

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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.

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To curse or doom.
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To give up (oneself or one's time, energy, etc.) to some purpose, activity, or person.
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To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.

They devoted their lives to following Jesus Christ.

I devoted this afternoon to repainting my study, and nothing will get in my way.

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To consign over; to doom.

To devote one to destruction.

The city was devoted to the flames.

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To execrate; to curse.
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(obsolete) Devoted; addicted; devout.

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To set apart for a special use or service; dedicate.
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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