Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb devote

3 senses of devote

Sense 1
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote -- (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")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 2
give, pay, devote -- (dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

Sense 3
devote -- (set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use; "this land was devoted to mining")
       => reserve -- (hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation")

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