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Synonyms for devote

to devote (oneself or one's efforts)

to give over by or as if by vow to a higher purpose

Synonyms for devote

give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause


set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use

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Yet some, not wise, go to the other side of the globe, to barbarous and unhealthy regions, and devote themselves to trade for ten or twenty years, in order that they may live -- that is, keep comfortably warm -- and die in New England at last.
At the time when Cornelius van Baerle began to devote himself to tulip-growing, expending on this hobby his yearly revenue and the guilders of his father, there was at Dort, living next door to him, a citizen of the name of Isaac Boxtel who from the age when he was able to think for himself had indulged the same fancy, and who was in ecstasies at the mere mention of the word "tulban," which
With his customary vigor Ruskin proceeded henceforth to devote himself to the enunciation, and so far as possible the realization of these beliefs, first by delivering lectures and writing books.
From the death of his mother in 1871 Ruskin began to devote his large inherited fortune to 'St.
Called home by the fatal illness of his father shortly before his four year's were completed, he decided, as Milton had done, and as Browning was even then doing, to devote himself to his art; but, like Milton, he equipped himself, now and throughout his life, by hard and systematic study of many of the chief branches of knowledge, including the sciences.
If ye believed more in life, then would ye devote yourselves less to the momentary.
He seemed to devote very little effort to the operation, yet the strength of the note was wonderful.
He escapes the embarrassing choice of a career by preferring to devote his life to my comfort.
His exertions had made him highly successful in his profession; and his affectionate anxiety to provide for the future of those who were dependent on his labours had impelled him, from the time of his marriage, to devote to the insuring of his life a much larger portion of his income than most men consider it necessary to set aside for that purpose.
Cliff devotes an entire chapter to IRS Audit Concerns.
Then there is Nick Chrisie-Blick, soft-spoken Brit, who devotes himself to "picking away at the threads of theories until he finds a detail that unravels the whole thing".
The first part begins with a regional survey roughly similar to that which concluded volume 1, although it devotes greater detail to Wales and Scotland.
In her best selling book Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head, Hannaford devotes several chapters to explaining "Brain Gym.
The same is true when he devotes a chapter to Henry's desire and failure to gain control of the Canary Islands that belonged to Spain.
Skolnick devotes in excess of 100 hours each year to coordinating Greenberg Traurig's Pro Bono Program, and directing the Fellowship Foundation.