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Definition of devote:

  1. A devotee.
  2. Devoted; addicted; devout.
  3. 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.
  4. To execrate; to curse.
  5. 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.

Synonyms:

hold, collapse, concentrate, give way, pull, turn, trust, throw, ante up, pass, focus, bear, ordain, confide, intrust, institutionalize, entrust, establish, hallow, perpetrate, compensate, move over, leave, open, buckle down, sacrifice, pay, kick in, cave in, chip in, afford, reach, bless, ease up, feed, place, yield, address, turn over, pay up, charge, practice, sanctify, invest, generate, bend, direct, have, collect, consecrate, pass on, work, study at dedicate, hand, break, commit, fall in, make, founder, return, put, order, ordinate, institutionalise, make up, pay off, apply, dedicate, give, vow, gift.

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