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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·vote /dɪˈvot, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vote v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Devoting.]
 1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames.
    No devoted thing that a man shall devote unto the Lord . . . shall be sold or redeemed.   --Lev. xxvii. 28.
 2. To execrate; to curse. [Obs.]
 3. To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one's self to science, to one's friends, to piety, etc.
    Thy servant who is devoted to thy fear.   --Ps. cxix. 38.
    They devoted themselves unto all wickedness.   --Grew.
    A leafless and simple branch . . . devoted to the purpose of climbing.   --Gray.
 Syn: -- To addict; apply; dedicate; consecrate; resign; destine; doom; consign. See Addict.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vote a.  Devoted; addicted; devout. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·vote, n. A devotee. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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" [syn: give, dedicate, consecrate, commit]
      2: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay
         attention to" [syn: give, pay]
      3: set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use; "this land
         was devoted to mining"