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devote 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/diˈvōt/,
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devotes, 3rd person singular present; devoted, past tense; devoted, past participle; devoting, present participle;
  1. Give all or a large part of one's time or resources to (a person, activity, or cause)
    • - I wanted to devote more time to my family
    • - she devoted herself to fund-raising
  2. Invoke or pronounce a curse upon


  1. give: 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"
  2. give: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
  3. set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use; "this land was devoted to mining"
  4. (devoted) zealous in devotion or affection; "a devoted husband and father"; "devoted friends"
  5. devoted(p): (followed by `to') dedicated exclusively to a purpose or use; "large sums devoted to the care of the poor"; "a life devoted to poetry"
  6. Saint Devota (Sainte Dévote) (d. ca. 303 AD) is the patron saint of Corsica and Monaco. She was killed during the persecutions of Diocletian and Maximian. She is sometimes identified with another Corsican saint named Julia, who was described in Latin as Deo devota ("devoted to God"). ...
  7. To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter
  8. (devoted) Vowed; dedicated; consecrated; Zealous; characterized by devotion; Consigned to evil or destruction; cursed; doomed
  9. v. ~ oneself/sth to sb/sth give to sb/sth; dedicate  ;
  10. to give or apply (one’s time, attention, or self) entirely to a particular activity, cause, or person.