|1.||[ verb ] give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause|
|Synonyms:||commit give dedicate consecrate|
"She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"
|Related terms:||use implement rededicate vow apply sacrifice give dedication commitment consecration idolatry dedication|
|2.||[ verb ] as in the expressions "give thought to"|
"give priority to", etc.
|Related terms:||think sacrifice|
|3.||[ verb ] set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use|
"this land was devoted to mining"