1585–95; devote + -ed2

devotedly, adverb
devotedness, noun
overdevoted, adjective
overdevotedly, adverb
overdevotedness, noun
quasi-devoted, adjective
quasi-devotedly, adverb
undevoted, adjective

faithful, constant, loyal, devout. Unabridged


verb (used with object), devoted, devoting.
to give up or appropriate to or concentrate on a particular pursuit, occupation, purpose, cause, etc.: to devote one's time to reading.
to appropriate by or as if by a vow; set apart or dedicate by a solemn or formal act; consecrate: She devoted her life to God.
to commit to evil or destruction; doom.

1580–90; < Latin dēvōtus vowed (past participle of dēvovēre), equivalent to dē- de- + vōtus; see vote, vow

1. assign, apply, consign. 2. Devote, dedicate, consecrate share the sense of assigning or applying someone or something to an activity, function, or end. Devote though it has some overtones of religious dedication, is the most general of the three terms: He devoted his free time to mastering the computer. Dedicate is more solemn and carries an ethical or moral tone: We are dedicated to the achievement of equality for all. Consecrate even in nonreligious contexts, clearly implies a powerful and sacred dedication: consecrated to the service of humanity. Unabridged
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devote (dɪˈvəʊt)
1.  to apply or dedicate (oneself, time, money, etc) to some pursuit, cause, etc
2.  obsolete to curse or doom
[C16: from Latin dēvōtus devoted, solemnly promised, from dēvovēre to vow; see de-, vow]

devoted (dɪˈvəʊtɪd)
adj (foll by to)
1.  feeling or demonstrating loyalty or devotion; ardent; devout
2.  set apart, dedicated, or consecrated

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Word Origin & History

1580s, from L. devotus, pp. of devovere (see devotion).

1590s, "set apart by a vow," pp. adj. from devote. Meaning "characterized by devotion" is from c.1600.
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Example sentences
Finally, a thread that's not devoted to whining and pop culture.
Design a theme park devoted to great moments in architecture and engineering.
Little research has been devoted to studying sunburn on animals other than
  humans and lab mice.
In some well-stocked health food stores, entire aisles are devoted to nondairy
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