- v give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
- v dedicate
- v set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use
this land was devoted to mining
- So what better place to devote himself than in the backward, lawless Indian state of Bihar? Father Thomas set up a network of village schools for the children of "untouchable .
- Writers devote a lot of creative energy to dreaming up reasons not to write.
- I must devote my full time, energy and focus to the job I was elected to do, the job in front of me, which seeking a third term - with the money-raising and campaigning that it .
- Lute Olson in Forbes
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.
- John McCain in Christian Science Monitor
McCain said the nation's greatest moral shortcoming is its failure to "devote ourselves to causes greater than our self-interests."
- Sean McCormack in International Herald Tribune
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.