Devow
Devow De*vow", v. t. [F. d['e]vouer, L. devovere. See {Devote}, v. t.] 1. To give up; to devote. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. OF. desvoer. Cf. {Disavow}.] To disavow; to disclaim. [Obs.] --G. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]


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  • devow — transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle French devouer, from de (as in devot devout) + vouer to vow more at vow, v. 1. də̇ˈvau̇ obsolete : to dedicate especially by a vow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Devote — De*vote , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devoting}.] [L. devotus, p. p. of devovere; de + vovere to vow. See {Vow}, and cf. {Devout}, {Devow}.] 1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devoted — Devote De*vote , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devoting}.] [L. devotus, p. p. of devovere; de + vovere to vow. See {Vow}, and cf. {Devout}, {Devow}.] 1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devoting — Devote De*vote , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devoting}.] [L. devotus, p. p. of devovere; de + vovere to vow. See {Vow}, and cf. {Devout}, {Devow}.] 1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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