English verb: devote
|1.||devote (communication) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause|
|Samples||She committed herself to the work of God.|
Give one's talents to a good cause.
Consecrate your life to the church.
|Synonyms||commit, consecrate, dedicate, give|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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 group||give, give, sacrifice|
|2.||devote (cognition) dedicate|
|Samples||Give thought to.|
Give priority to.
Pay attention to.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something to somebody.|
Somebody ----s something PP
|Broader (hypernym)||cerebrate, cogitate, think|
|Verb group||give, sacrifice|
|3.||devote (possession) set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use|
|Samples||This land was devoted to mining.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|