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devote

Synonyms and Antonyms of devote

1 to keep or intend for a special purpose
  • I conscientiously devote several hours every weekend to playing with my dog.
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set apart, set aside

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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.
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Phrases Synonymous with devote

get cracking, get one's act together, get with it, turn one's hand (or turn a hand)

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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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