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 for devote
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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; also, to consign over; to doom;
        to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was
        devoted to the flames.
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              No devoted thing that a man shall devote unto the
              Lord . . . shall be sold or redeemed. --Lev. xxvii.
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     2. To execrate; to curse. [Obs.]
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     3. To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of
        wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive
        pronoun; as, to devote one's self to science, to one's
        friends, to piety, etc.
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              Thy servant who is devoted to thy fear. --Ps. cxix.
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              They devoted themselves unto all wickedness. --Grew.
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              A leafless and simple branch . . . devoted to the
              purpose of climbing.                  --Gray.
     Syn: To addict; apply; dedicate; consecrate; resign; destine;
          doom; consign. See Addict.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Devote \De*vote"\, a. [L. devotus, p. p.]
     Devoted; addicted; devout. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Devote \De*vote"\, n.
     A devotee. [Obs.] --Sir E. Sandys.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;
           "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's
           talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the
           church" [syn: give, dedicate, consecrate, commit,
      2: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay
         attention to" [syn: give, pay, devote]
      3: set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use; "this land
         was devoted to mining"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "devote":
     allocate, allot, apply, appoint, appropriate, assign, attempt,
     attend to business, beatify, bend, bestow, bless, buckle down,
     busy, canonize, cleanse, commit, confide, consecrate,
     consecrate to, consume, dedicate, dedicate to, destinate, destine,
     direct, donate, doom, employ, endeavor, engage, enshrine, exalt,
     expend, fate, foredoom, give, give away, give over to, give to,
     give up, glorify, hallow, hand out, mark, mind the store, occupy,
     ordain, pass, pass the time, pledge, present, purify, put aside,
     put away, put in, saint, sanctify, set apart, set aside, spend,
     spend the time, strive, struggle, throw, try, turn, use, use up,
     utilize, vow, while, while away, wile

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