"devote" in the verb 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"
2. give, pay, devote
"give thought to"
"give priority to"
"pay attention to"
set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use
"this land was devoted to mining"
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