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Pronunciation : De*vote"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. devotus, p. p. of devovere; de + vovere to vow. See Vow, and cf. Devout, Devow.]
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Devoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Devoting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : De*vote"
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. devotus, p. p.]
Definition : Defn: Devoted; addicted; devout. [Obs.] Milton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : De*vote"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A devotee. [Obs.] Sir E. Sandys.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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