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  1. de·vote
  2. verb

    • 1. give all or a large part of one's time or resources to (a person, activity, or cause):

      I wanted to devote more time to my family she devoted herself to fundraising
    • 2. invoke or pronounce a curse upon:

      the hostile army was devoted with dire execrations to the gods of war
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: devote, 3rd person present: devotes, gerund or present participle: devoting, past tense: devoted, past participle: devoted