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Definition 1: dedicate - [verb of cognition]

Samples where devote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • give thought to
  • give priority to
  • pay attention to

Synonyms for devote in the sense of this definition

(devote is a kind of ...) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

(devote has a similar meaning as ...) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Definition 2: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause - [verb of communication]

Samples where devote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She committed herself to the work of God
  • give one's talents to a good cause
  • consecrate your life to the church

Synonyms for devote in the sense of this definition

(devote is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

(... is a kind of devote ) dedicate to a deity by a vow

(... is a kind of devote ) dedicate anew

"They were asked to rededicate themselves to their country"

(... is a kind of devote ) apply oneself to

"Please apply yourself to your homework"

(devote has a similar meaning as ...) offer in good faith

"He gave her his word"

(devote has a similar meaning as ...) endure the loss of

"He gave his life for his children" "I gave two sons to the war"

Definition 3: set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use - [verb of possession]

Samples where devote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this land was devoted to mining

(devote is a kind of ...) hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency

"they held back their applause in anticipation"

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