devote to (someone or something)

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devote to (someone or something)

1. To commit or dedicate oneself to someone or something. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "devote" and "to." Because I have completely devoted myself to my family, I refuse to relocate for work and upend their lives. Unfortunately, Molly seems to have devoted herself to a dubious nonprofit organization.
2. To allocate or earmark someone or something for someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "devote" and "to." This week, I'm devoting all of my free time to finishing my term paper. All of the interns have been devoted to our mailing, so it shouldn't take too long to finish.
3. To dedicate a religious or other solemn occasion to someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "devote" and "to." Today's prayer service is devoted to people in war-torn countries around the globe.
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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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References in classic literature ?
I added even more, for I said, `Learn, my lord, that we gentlemen of France devote ourselves to our sovereigns by sacrificing for them our affections, as well as our fortunes and our lives; and whenever it may chance to happen that the tempter suggests one of those vile thoughts that set the heart on fire, we extinguish the flame, even if it has to be done by shedding our blood for the purpose.
Also we had to devote ourselves to the miserable task of bailing, for in some incomprehensible way the Reindeer had sprung a generous leak.
And Jove said, "Juno, you can choose some other time for paying your visit to Oceanus--for the present let us devote ourselves to love and to the enjoyment of one another.
Caroline and I do not forget our duty--what is my duty is Caroline's, as we have often said together--and with your approval and consent, father, we will devote ourselves to making your life agreeable.
From that point on, everyone from their own perspective, could consider that a part of the process has been completed, and that the conditions have been created to fully devote ourselves to further building the economic and every other progress of our homeland, a European BiH, told FENA the Chairman of the BiH Presidency Dragan AoviA before the expert meeting on "A Solution to the Croat Problem for a European BiH", which is being held in Neum ON Thursday and Friday, under his auspices.
The US is aware of this and it is seeking, as we seek in Kuwait, to end this dispute and to devote ourselves to face these threats.
The most important thing is that like those very first followers of Christ, "we devote ourselves to prayer" for the church and our faithfulness to God's mission in the world.
We need to devote ourselves to achieving social justice, which requires valuing all individuals and populations equally, recognizing and rectifying historical injustices and providing resources according to need.
Since its founding, Panasonic has striven to implement its management philosophy which states, "We will devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people through our business activities, thereby enhancing the quality of life throughout the world.
Once we do that, we must devote ourselves to identifying, untangling and exposing the networks of Islamic hate and terror with the same energy and ingenuity that are now being applied to unraveling the global schemes of tax evaders.
On this historic Day, let us make a renewed pledge to devote ourselves to work from our respective positions imbued with the spirit of Liberation War to build a 'Sonar Bangla' and also a better world for our future generations.
Madiha Khalid: Hospitality is a demanding field, it is not only demands attention and focus but a lot of time, we at hospitality have to devote ourselves to long working hours to meet up to the day-to-day challenges and demands of our valued guests, at the moment I am just focusing on my career, so I maintain my life in accordance, family is equally important to me.
Consider the implications for "I think therefore I am": if we were to exclusively devote ourselves to how we ought to think of this in time, and duration--Edwards has expounded on this at length, and is a part of the chapter I found especially interesting.
As we devote ourselves to the higher calling of serving our country as president and vice-president, this is the reason we will choose to remain independent, or without party.
In our era, a Hakhel year is an opportune time to devote ourselves to unity-building events and communal Torah study.