devote sth to sth/sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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devote sth to sth/sb

phrasal verb with devote uk   /dɪˈvəʊt/  us   /-ˈvoʊt/ verb
B2 to give all of something, ​especiallyyourtime, ​effort, or ​love, or yourself, to something you ​believe in or to a ​person: He ​left the Senate to devote more time to his ​family. She has ​devoted all her energies/​life to the ​care of ​homelesspeople. At the ​age of 25, he ​decided to devote himself to ​God.B2 [passive] to use a ​space, ​area, ​time, etc. for a ​particularpurpose: Over ​half his ​speech was ​devoted to the ​issue of ​unemployment. The ​reportrecommends that more resources be ​devoted to ​teaching four-year-olds.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 将…贡献给,把…奉献给, 将…用于…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…貢獻給,把…奉獻給, 將…用於…
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