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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

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

I feel more grounded and more settled than I ever have. I don't know whether that is to do with my spirituality or whether I'm wiser about life, but as you age you become more selective about what you listen to, devote your time to and who you hang out with.
Sharon Stone

A ruler makes use of the majority and neglects the minority, and so he does not devote himself to virtue but to law.
Han Fei

I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance.
Richard Dawkins
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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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