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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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 




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