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"
Synonyms: give pay

"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"

Related terms: reserve
Similar spelling:   devotee