devote to

phrasal verb

devoted to; devoting to; devotes to
: to decide that (something) will be used for (a special purpose) : to use (time, money, energy, attention, etc.) for (something)
They devote an hour every day to worship.
Some of the money they raise will be devoted to repairing the church's roof.
The magazine will devote an entire issue to this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Examples of devote to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a luxury stay within a 30-minute drive of the park, consider The Equestrian Hotel in Ocala, an $800-million property devoted to all things equine and set in Florida’s stunning horse country. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 7 Apr. 2024 The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, 5 Apr. 2024 In fact, the Badger State is the birthplace of Earth Day, celebrated for the first time in 1970, after state Sen. Gaylord Nelson suggested a day devoted to environmental education to become better stewards. Natalie Eilbert, Journal Sentinel, 4 Apr. 2024 Kansas City has one diocesan church devoted to the Traditional Latin Mass, Old St. Patrick Oratory, and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Patrick Neas, Kansas City Star, 29 Mar. 2024 But the interest in narrative and literal recreation seemed at sad odds with an exhibition devoted to nuance and the feeling, the impression, as opposed to the reality, of the world. Emily Labarge, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2024 Discovery outlet devotes to covering the effects of climate change. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 28 Mar. 2024 Like the fact that, since the platform’s founding, the share of all sports coverage devoted to women’s sports has increased from 4% to 16%. Tracy Brown, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024 It has always been devoted to news about food, culinary happenings, products, new wines and spirits, cookbooks and markets. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024

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“Devote to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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