devote devote  /dɪ ˈvoʊt/


  1. (v) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  2. (v) dedicate
  3. (v) set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use


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  1. Writers devote a lot of creative energy to dreaming up reasons not to write.
  2. But frankly, not to understand and to devote a lot of the book to the real concerns and everyday thoughts that these students were having, wouldn't be fair.
  3. We want to make it feasible for many to devote a year or more to service.


  1. Legion baseball: Bennett goes far to assure Locke Mills, Tri-Town split

    POLAND — One of the maladies afflicting American Legion baseball is the lack of young men willing to devote their time and energy to the sport. Jesse Bennett is bucking the trend and then some.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Lewiston Sun Journal

  2. Brazilian leader pledges improved services

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged to improve public services and said among her priorities would be to devote petroleum revenue to education, send doctors to rural areas, come up with a transit plan, and meet with protest leaders.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. More nonsense about OS X from the pundits

    I could probably devote every one of my columns to the silly comments...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: MacDailyNews


  1. "There are personal issues within my family that need to be addressed and I must devote my full energy to that," Olson said in the statement.
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Lute Olson Source: Forbes

  2. McCain said the nation's greatest moral shortcoming is its failure to "devote ourselves to causes greater than our self-interests."
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "We want to strongly urge them, and we are in contact with them, to make sure that they devote the assets to deal with this situation," McCormack told reporters, referring to the Serbian government.
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Sean McCormack Source: International Herald Tribune

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