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


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·vot·ed, a. Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout; as, a devoted admirer. -- De*vot*ed*ly, adv. -- De*vot*ed*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: zealous in devotion or affection; "a devoted husband and
             father"; "devoted friends"
      2: (followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or
         use; "large sums devoted to the care of the poor"; "a life
         devoted to poetry" [syn: devoted(p)]