HyperDic: devote

English > 3 senses of the word devote:
VERBcommunicationdevote, give, dedicate, consecrate, commitgive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
cognitiondevote, give, paydedicate
possessiondevoteset aside or apart for a specific purpose or use
devote > pronunciation
Soundsdihvow't
Rhymesafloat ... zygote: 61 rhymes with owt...
English > devote: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymsgive, dedicate, consecrate, commit
Narrowerapplyapply oneself to
rededicatededicate anew
vow, consecratededicate to a deity by a vow
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Similar togiveoffer in good faith
sacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Spanishcomprometer, consagrarse, consagrar, dedicarse, dedicar
Catalanconsagrar-se, consagrar, dedicar-se, dedicar
Nounsdevoteean ardent follower and admirer
devotioncommitment to some purpose
devotionreligious zeal
English > devote: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningdedicate.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsgive, pay
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Similar tosacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Spanishdar, dedicar, prestar
Catalandedicar
English > devote: 3 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningset aside or apart for a specific purpose or use.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"this land was devoted to mining"
Broaderreservehold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency

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