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 ?
You no sooner began to devote yourself to the pursuit of wealth than you got Pressure.
Returning suddenly to her admonitory tone, she said, dropping her voice, "If you must have a `went', Teddy, go and devote yourself to one of the `pretty, modest girls' whom you do respect, and not waste your time with the silly ones.
But as you are rich, Jane, you have now, no doubt, friends who will look after you, and not suffer you to devote yourself to a blind lameter like me?
Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love.
A reckoning with the wonder and opportunity each new day brings drove our managing editor Jesus Jimenez to pen one of the deepest essays SUCCESS has ever seen (Page 66), just as it could push you to devote yourself to a renewed purpose.
There are times when you devote yourself to a higher cause than personal safety.
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Devote yourself to pleasure, romance and creativity.
It takes a lot of time and effort to devote yourself to travel, but you know deep in your heart that your love will never fade
Maybe that's because I was an only child and that tends to make you more selfish and you worry that you aren't able to make time and devote yourself to raising a child.
And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with [complete] devotion.
Devote yourself to practice and to self-improvement, but be happy with any outcome.
You must quickly disclose to the public what has been implemented in order to properly devote yourself to your work.
It will allow you to devote yourself to a subject you love for three or four years.
It will allow you to devote yourself to a subject you love for three or four years Mary Curnock Cook, UCAS's chief executive, said: "As well as making a rational decision about what to study and why you want to study it, make sure it's something you are prepared to immerse yourself in for three, possibly four whole years of your life.