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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 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

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

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

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
Andrew Carnegie
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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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