Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “devote sth to sb/sth”

See all translations

devote sth to sb/sth

phrasal verb with devote
 
 
/dɪˈvəʊt/ verb
TIME B2 to use time, energy, etc for a particular purpose: She devotes most of her free time to charity work.Using and misusing
AREA B2 to use a space or area for a particular purpose: [often passive] Most of the magazine was devoted to coverage of the royal wedding.Using and misusing
(Definition of devote sth to sb/sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

justice

fairness in the way people are dealt with

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

flower beard noun

January 19, 2015
a beard adorned with flowers And some of said beard-rockers are even turning it up a notch, painting trend on top of trend with what’s come to be known as ‘the flower beard.’

Read More