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devote oneself to someone or something

to dedicate or give oneself over to someone or something. Do you agree to devote yourself to this task? She devoted herself to raising her children.
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devote someone or something to someone or something

to dedicate someone or something to the use or benefit of someone or something. I will devote a few of my people to your project. Sarah devoted all of her time to Roger.
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devote to

1. To commit someone or something to some task: She devoted herself to finishing the project. Don't devote all your time to that one project. I'm devoted to finishing this book by Friday.
2. To commit someone loyally to someone or something: She devoted herself to her family. He was entirely devoted to his parents.
3. To set something apart for a specific purpose or use: I'm devoting Saturday to cleaning the house. This knife is devoted to cutting cheese.
4. To set something apart by or as if by a vow or solemn act; consecrate something: The priest devoted the Mass to the veterans in the parish.
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Embarking upon missionary work in China, Father Houle was thrown into prison by Mao Tse-Tung's communist lackeys and nearly perished; yet miraculously, he survived, holding strongly on to his faith and devoting himself to the Lord's work.
The following models can be thought of as a continuum of offering more services, devoting more resources and developing more technical expertise.
When owners provide extraordinary personal services to tenants, the venture is not considered a rental activity as long as the taxpayer "materially participates" by devoting more than 500 hours to it.
And since light rail costs so much more than buses, devoting money to rail will improve mobility far less than devoting the same amount to buses.
It also veers shamelessly into provincialism, devoting a gallery to artists who were spawned in the Pacific Northwest.
PARENTS are devoting more time to their children than ever before, a new study shows.
Yet by devoting the great bulk of their book to the tumultuous actions of the 1960s, Polner and O'Grady repeat the inattention; apart from the chapter devoted to Daniel Berrigan's controversial speech on Israel, the authors give a scant fourteen pages to the years since the Harrisburg trial, even though the Plowshares actions provided some significant moments of confrontation during the Reagan decade.
So why are we devoting more time, energy and attention to the debate over Ebonics than we are toward getting black children the exposure to computers and training they need to compete?
After devoting considerable time and money into developing recycling programs throughout the country, some environmental groups believe they have a responsibility to take the mission further.
Nasdaq: CALQ), announced today its intention to change the name from California Quartz to "The Focus Group" to more accurately reflect its move towards devoting its managerial and financial resources towards the computer training business.
SurveyDirect illustrates our firm commitment to this market and how serious we are about devoting our resources to them so, together, we can take email surveys to the next level".
After spending four years with Reagan in the White House (no other biographer has ever been given such access) and devoting days, weeks, months (years
This is my year to see if really devoting my time to it gives me more of a return,'' she said.
The PS1000 is designed for printer manufacturers that need to add networking capabilities to their products without devoting significant resources to the process.