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devote

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of devote

  1. 1 to keep or intend for a special purpose I conscientiously devote several hours every weekend to playing with my dog Synonyms of devote allocate, consecrate, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, save, set by Words Related to devote bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, use Phrases set apart, set aside Near Antonyms of devote ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

  2. 2 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

Synonym Discussion of devote

devote, dedicate, consecrate, hallow mean to set apart for a special and often higher end. devote is likely to imply compelling motives and often attachment to an objective.
    • devoted his evenings to study
dedicate implies solemn and exclusive devotion to a sacred or serious use or purpose.
    • dedicated her life to medical research
consecrate stresses investment with a solemn or sacred quality.
    • consecrate a church to the worship of God
hallow, often differing little from dedicate or consecrate, may distinctively imply an attribution of intrinsic sanctity.
    • battlegrounds hallowed by the blood of patriots


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