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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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