devote

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Devote is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
devote

Third-person singular
devotes

Past tense
devoted

Past participle
devoted

Present participle
devoting

  1. (transitive) If someone devotes time or energy to something, they feel that it is important and they spend a lot of time or energy on it.
    I devoted ten years of my life to writing that book.
    She decided to devote her life to nursing.

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