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Definition of 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

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Robert Frost

Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe ten percent to business thinking. Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card.
Bill Gates

Devote each day to the object then in time and every evening will find something done.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
Bill Watterson

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
Elie Wiesel
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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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