Definition of 'devote'
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That idea had been around for a while but was too odd to devote the time to complete it. The Sun (2016)He moved to a church house in the city, devoting more time to gardening. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Make a weekly timetable, where you can plan pockets of time to devote to your new healthy lifestyle. The Sun (2017)Over the next month, see how much energy you put into your fantasies compared to the time you devote to your man. The Sun (2016)Luxury lines are devoting more time to the region, too, with creative itineraries that blend islands and ports. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You set a fair limit on the energy you devote to family life. The Sun (2012)They have whole web pages devoted to them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The current fashion moment is entirely devoted to the obscuring of legs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The success has encouraged retailers to devote a larger amount of space to headphones. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You devote considerable time to these and get little in return. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps the energy devoted to spin should be redirected into those red boxes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ten dreary pages devoted to her food diary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Other sports like soccer were invading the media space previously devoted entirely to the race. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)Executives will then devote energy to finding ways round any restrictions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His stay has been almost entirely devoted to arranging his family affairs. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)He devoted vast amounts of time and energy to bring all this about in little over five months. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is thought that he plans to devote more time to his role as spokesman on uniform operations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The trick is to make the team interested enough to devote sufficient energy and concentration to the task. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But such is the desire for speed and collaborative conversation that few are likely to devote much time to mourning its passing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His pen was entirely devoted to the service of England and the army that he loved. Times, Sunday Times (2014)People don't expect praise for devoting large amounts of time to other hobbies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet very little energy is devoted to coming up with ways to use the clobber space for passengers in the absence of clobber. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That's because hundreds of people drawing public sector salaries devote their entire time to union business. The Sun (2011)When we watch a new show, we have to devote more energy to following the plot. The Sun (2014)More worryingly, some devote huge amounts of time to setting up associations to get rid of them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I've devoted myself entirely to my work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now I am no longer obliged to read the interminable pages devoted in the sports sections to football. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: devote VERB
If you devote yourself, your time, or your energy to something, you spend all or most of your time or energy on it.
He decided to devote the rest of his life to scientific investigation.
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