- To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person. (verb-transitive)
- To set apart for a specific purpose or use: land devoted to mining. (verb-transitive)
- To set apart by or as if by a vow or solemn act; consecrate: a temple devoted to Apollo. (verb-transitive)
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