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The word devote and its family (devoted, devotedly, devotes, devoting, devotion, devotions) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
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Definition of the verb devote
What does devote mean as a doing word?
Devote is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: devoted | devoting | devotes
- give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Proposition, subject control with -ing] I dedicated myself to helping us [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Proposition, not sentential clause] I dedicated myself to the cause
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of devote: commit / consecrate / dedicate / give
- more generic words: apply / employ / use / utilise / utilize = put into service
- more specific words:
- set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use
Alternative definition of the verb devote
- To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for devote
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by Nora Elizabeth Daly (Posthumously)
Devote is the Christian girl who was tortured by Kaiser, and buried in the valley, “ Valley of Goumates,” Monte Carlo's patron saint. During the war Monte Carlo might have perished as a gamblers haven if Sir. Basil Zaharaoff former street urchin ...
THE BASIC HUMANITY HANDBOOK (2005)
THE METATRONIC LIGHT CODES, A KEY TO THE DOVE by Treva McLean
facts / story, story into basic facts / charming, charming is triumphant in facts / devote, devote is the composure in facts / climate, climate complete inside your facts /location, location is a gateway fact / advent, advents spent into facts / began , ...
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
DEVOTE, v. a. & adj. Lat. devoveo, deDevotee', n. s. volus; to vow. To Devo'th.DN Ess, n.s. dedicate to divine 1) Evotion, n.s. or superior service; Devotional, adj. hence to appropriate Devo'tion ALIST, n. s. J in any particular manner: to resign.
by William Carpenter
To Devote — addict, apply, dedicate ; consecrate. Devout — religious, holy, pious . Dexterity — ability, skilfulness, adroitness, address. Dexterous— clever, skilful, apt, ready, adroit, expert. Dialect — tongue, language, speech, idiom. Dialogue ...
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Usage statistics about devote
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Video shows what devote means. To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.. To consign over; to doom.
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Scrabble value of D2E1V4O1T1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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