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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. Strictly speaking, Saint Thomas seems to have used it as a private prayer for adoration

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* 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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