Definition of DEVOTE

to keep or intend for a special purpose <I conscientiously devote several hours every weekend to playing with my dog>
Related Words bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, use
Phrases set apart, set aside
Near Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse
to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention <planning a diplomatic career, she's been intensely devoting herself to the study of foreign languages in college>

March 28, 2015
persiflage Hear it
Frivolous bantering talk
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