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English verb: devote

1. devote (communication) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause


SamplesShe committed herself to the work of God.
Give one's talents to a good cause.
Consecrate your life to the church.


Synonymscommit, consecrate, dedicate, give


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Narrower (hyponym)apply, consecrate, rededicate, vow


Verb groupgive, give, sacrifice

2. devote (cognition) dedicate


SamplesGive thought to.
Give priority to.
Pay attention to.


Synonymsgive, pay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Verb groupgive, sacrifice

3. devote (possession) set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use


SamplesThis land was devoted to mining.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)reserve









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