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Definition of Devote

Devote

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

Devote Quotations

I'm not really easy to live with! There needs to be unlimited patience and unconditional love. Men I've known before loved my independent spirit and were proud of my success, to the point that they'd become jealous of the time I devote to my career.
Milla Jovovich

Every orchid or rose or lizard or snake is the work of a dedicated and skilled breeder. There are thousands of people, amateurs and professionals, who devote their lives to this business. Now imagine what will happen when the tools of genetic engineering become accessible to these people.
Freeman Dyson

Older fatherhood isn't all bad: testosterone rates drop about 1% per year as men age, making them less reactive and more patient, and a professionally established middle-aged man is likely to have more time and money to devote to his kids than a twenty-something who's just getting started.
Jeffrey Kluger

The half minute which we daily devote to the winding-up of our watches is an exertion of labour almost insensible; yet, by the aid of a few wheels, its effect is spread over the whole twenty-four hours.
Charles Babbage

Scientifically, happiness is a choice. It is a choice about where your single processor brain will devote its finite resources as you process the world.
Shawn Achor
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Devote Translations

devote in Afrikaans is spandeer
devote in Dutch is spanderen, opdragen, spenderen
devote in French is adonnent, adonner, adonnons, adonnez, consacrer
devote in German is hingeben, widmen
devote in Italian is cedere
devote in Latin is confero
devote in Norwegian is vie
devote in Spanish is consagrar
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