Devote

  • 1 devote — 1 Devote, dedicate, consecrate, hallow mean to set apart something or less often someone for a particular use or end. Devote often implies a giving up or setting apart because of motives almost as impelling as those that demand a vow {devotes her …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 devote — I verb allot, apply, apportion, appropriate, assign, attend, be absorbed in, be attentive, be engrossed in, concentrate, concern, consecrare, consecrate, contemplate, dedere, dedicate, devovere, direct attention, focus, give attention, heed,… …

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  • 4 devote — [di vōt′] vt. devoted, devoting [< L devotus, pp. of devovere, to dedicate by vow < de , from + vovere, to vow: see VOTE] 1. to set apart for a special use or service; dedicate 2. to give up (oneself or one s time, energy, etc.) to some… …

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  • 5 devote — ► VERB (devote to) ▪ give (time or resources) to. ORIGIN originally in the sense «dedicate formally, consecrate»: from Latin devovere consecrate …

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  • 6 Devote — De*vote , a. [L. devotus, p. p.] Devoted; addicted; devout. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Devote — De*vote , n. A devotee. [Obs.] Sir E. Sandys. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Dévote — de Monaco, née en Corse, martyre au IIIème siècle, son corps fut transféré à Monaco, dont elle est la patronne. Fête le 27 février (27 janvier) …

    Dictionnaire des saints

  • 9 devote — 1580s, from L. devotus, pp. of devovere (see DEVOTION (Cf. devotion)). Related: Devoted; devoting. Second and third meanings in Johnson s Dictionary (1755) are to addict, to give up to ill and to curse, to execrate; to doom to destruction …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 devote — [v] commit one’s energies, thoughts allot, apply, apportion, appropriate, assign, bestow, bless, concern oneself, confide, consecrate, consign, dedicate, donate, enshrine, entrust, give, give away, hallow, hand out, occupy oneself, pledge,… …

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  • 11 dévote — ● dévot, dévote adjectif et nom (latin ecclésiastique devotus, dévoué) Qui est zélé pour la religion et les pratiques religieuses : Une famille dévote. Péjoratif. Qui manifeste une dévotion ostentatoire ou hypocrite ; bigot. ● dévot, dévote… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 12 dévote — dévot, dévote (dé vo, dé vo t ) adj. 1°   Attaché aux pratiques religieuses. •   Ce prince était dévot, généreux, équitable, TRISTAN Panthée, I, 4. •   C est dans ce calme et le silence Que l âme dévote s avance Et que de l Écriture elle apprend… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 Dévote — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Dévote », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Venant du latin devotus, ce mot est composé de… …

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  • 14 devote to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms devote to : present tense I/you/we/they devote to he/she/it devotes to present participle devoting to past tense devoted to past participle devoted to 1) to spend a lot of time or effort doing something He s… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 devote — v. 1) to devote oneself completely, entirely 2) (D; refl., tr.) to devote to (he devoted himself to his work; we must devote a lot of time to this project) * * * [dɪ vəʊt] entirely to devote oneself completely (D; refl., tr.) to devote to (he… …

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  • 16 devote — 01. My mother [devoted] her entire adult life to raising her four children. 02. He [devotes] too much time to his job; he should spend more time with his family. 03. My grandfather was very [devoted] to my grandmother, and missed her enormously… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 devote — de|vote [dıˈvəut US ˈvout] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: devotus, past participle of devovere, from vovere to promise ] 1.) to use all or most of your time, effort etc in order to do something or help someone = ↑dedicate devote your… …

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  • 18 devote — de|vote [ dı vout ] verb ** de vote to phrasal verb transitive 1. ) to spend a lot of time or effort doing something: DEDICATE: He s devoted most of his time to his painting. devote yourself to something: Few people are able to devote themselves… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 devote — [[t]dɪvo͟ʊt[/t]] devotes, devoting, devoted 1) VERB If you devote yourself, your time, or your energy to something, you spend all or most of your time or energy on it. [V n to n/ ing] He decided to devote the rest of his life to scientific… …

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  • 20 devote — de•vote [[t]dɪˈvoʊt[/t]] v. t. vot•ed, vot•ing 1) to give up or apply to a particular pursuit, purpose, cause, etc.: to devote one s time to study[/ex] 2) to set apart or dedicate by a solemn or formal act; consecrate: to devote one s life to… …

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