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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
allocate, allot, apply, appoint, appropriate, assign, attempt, attend to business, beatify, bend, bestow, bless, buckle down, busy, canonize, cleanse, commit, confide, consecrate, consecrate to, consume, dedicate, dedicate to, destinate, destine, direct, donate, doom, employ, endeavor, engage, enshrine, exalt, expend, fate, foredoom, give, give away, give over to, give to, give up, glorify, hallow, hand out, mark, mind the store, occupy, ordain, pass, pass the time, pledge, present, purify, put aside, put away, put in, saint, sanctify, set apart, set aside, spend, spend the time, strive, struggle, throw, try, turn, use, use up, utilize, vow, while, while away, wile
Dictionary Results for devote:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
devote
    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,
         devote]
    2: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay
       attention to" [syn: give, pay, devote]
    3: set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use; "this land
       was devoted to mining"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Devote \De*vote"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devoted; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Devoting.] [L. devotus, p. p. of devovere; de + vovere
   to vow. See Vow, and cf. Devout, Devow.]
   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.
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            No devoted thing that a man shall devote unto the
            Lord . . . shall be sold or redeemed. --Lev. xxvii.
                                                  28.
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   2. To execrate; to curse. [Obs.]
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   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.
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            Thy servant who is devoted to thy fear. --Ps. cxix.
                                                  38.
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            They devoted themselves unto all wickedness. --Grew.
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            A leafless and simple branch . . . devoted to the
            purpose of climbing.                  --Gray.

   Syn: To addict; apply; dedicate; consecrate; resign; destine;
        doom; consign. See Addict.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Devote \De*vote"\, a. [L. devotus, p. p.]
   Devoted; addicted; devout. [Obs.] --Milton.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Devote \De*vote"\, n.
   A devotee. [Obs.] --Sir E. Sandys.
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