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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]

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