devote: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-vōt'), [key]
— -vot•ed, -vot•ing.
- to give up or appropriate to or concentrate on a particular pursuit, occupation, purpose, cause, etc.: to devote one's time to reading.
- to appropriate by or as if by a vow; set apart or dedicate by a solemn or formal act; consecrate: She devoted her life to God.
- to commit to evil or destruction; doom.
- devote (Thesaurus)