Definition for DE-VOTE'

DE-VOTE', v.t. [L. devoveo, devotus; de and voveo, to vow; Fr. devouer.]

  1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate. No devoted thing that a man shall devote to the Lord, shall be sold or redeemed. Every devoted thing is most holy to the lord. Lev. xxvii.
  2. To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention wholly or chiefly; to attach; as, to devote one's self to science; to devote ourselves to our friends, or to their interest or pleasure.
  3. To give up; to resign; as, aliens were devoted to rapine; the city was devoted to the flames.
  4. To doom; to consign over; as, to devote one to destruction.
  5. To execrate; to doom to evil. – Rowe.

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