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Devote Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
  • give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one''s talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
  • set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use; "this land was devoted to mining"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Devote'

  • Adoro te devote: Adoro te devote is a Eucharistic hymn written by Saint Thomas Aquinas . Text and translation : The Latin original is as follows:! ...

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'Devote' example sentence in quotations

* Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists. - H.L. Mencken

* This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

* If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has. - Confucius

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Devote Sample Sentences in News

  • Ebola scare drives sharp rise in Plague Inc. downloads
    As 24-hour news channels devote their coverage to the Ebola outbreak, a game about infectious diseases has seen a dramatic spike in downloads. Downloads of Plague Inc., a free game which simulates the spread of a deadly worldwide virus, have risen 50 percent in the last two weeks, according to developer James Vaughan. Vaughan, who runs one-man studio Ndemic Creati Read more on this news related to 'Devote'
  • Tobacco packets to devote 85 percent space to warnings
    New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India Wednesday made it mandatory for tobacco companies to devote 85 percent space on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products to warnings against the ill effects of tobacco consumption. Read more on this news related to 'Devote'
  • Attorney General hopeful would devote resources to helping Milw. prosecutors go after gun crimes
    MADISON (AP) — Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel says he would devote state Justice Department resources to helping Milwaukee prosecutors go after gun crimes — if they agree not to drop charges in plea deals. Schimel’s campaign released a statement Thursday, October 16th saying Schimel believes Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm Read more on this news related to 'Devote'

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