verb (used with object), de·vot·ed, de·vot·ing.
Origin of devote
Examples from the Web for devote
Yet both parties also devote millions each midterm to rally their bases and get out the vote.
“They would not be able to devote themselves so completely to service if they had a husband or kids,” asserts Piazza.
You could devote the remainder of your life to the study of Arabic and you'd never truly be able to communicate with these people.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You asked us at that graduation so many years ago to devote our personal lives not just to doing well but to doing good.An Open Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder: It’s Not About Race|Ron Christie|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When we started the theater, we decided to devote each play to a topic that is intentionally not discussed.The Belarus Free Theatre’s Badass Dissident Artists Get the HBO Treatment|Katie Baker|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I can take care of you and protect you, and I will devote my life to your happiness.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
If parents threw their children into the furnace to Molech, why should they not devote their daughters to Ishtar?Folkways|William Graham Sumner
To this object, and to rendering the life of her uncle happy, she resolved to devote herself.Lives of Celebrated Women|Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Upon his recovery he determined to devote himself to the service of his fellow man for the honor of God.Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"|John T. Slattery
They must devote some of their time to following public affairs.Teaching the Child Patriotism|Kate Upson Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for devote
Word Origin for devote
Word Origin and History for devote
1580s, from Latin devotus, past participle of devovere (see devotion). Second and third meanings in Johnson's Dictionary (1755) are "to addict, to give up to ill" and "to curse, to execrate; to doom to destruction." Related: Devoted; devoting.