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Synonyms for devote

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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While they are engaged we may as well be devoting our energies to an attempt to find the passage through the cliffs to the plain beyond.
Casaubon she talked to him with more freedom than she had ever felt before, even pouring out her joy at the thought of devoting herself to him, and of learning how she might best share and further all his great ends.
Browning with tact, with a real refinement and grace; saying well many [42] things which every competent reader of the great poet must feel to be true; devoting to the subject he loves a critical gift so considerable as to make us wish for work from his hands of larger scope than this small volume.
Mary's poor pretentious babe screamed continually, with a note of exultation in his din, as if he thought he was devoting himself to a life of pleasure, and often the last sound I heard as I got me out of the street was his haw-haw-haw, delivered triumphantly as if it were some entirely new thing, though he must have learned it like a parrot.
No; but I object to anyone so devoting himself or herself to study, as to lose sight of everything else.
Swinging in mid-air, they hung te-naciously, their weight dragging down the creature's head and so retarding its speed that before it had reached me it was almost stopped and devoting all its energies to attempting to scrape off its attackers with its forefeet.
Richard was devoting his royal energies to chasing an elusive butterfly which fate led nearer and nearer to the cold, hard watcher in the bushes.
You may be devoting your powers to the consummation of vengeance against those who have treated you ill.
Boxtel at once pictured to himself this learned man, with a capital of four hundred thousand and a yearly income of ten thousand guilders, devoting all his intellectual and financial resources to the cultivation of the tulip.
exclaimed Dolly, suddenly devoting herself to the child.
I found that I could not compose a female without again devoting several months to profound study and laborious disquisition.
Sparsit asked in a light conversational manner, after mentally devoting the whelp to the Furies for being so uncommunicative.
Special attention has been paid to several individuals including Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, the Renaissance astrologer Girolarno Cardano, the Rosicrucians, John Dee, and the medical alchemist Simon Forman by devoting chapters to specific aspects of their work.