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American English: /dəˈvoʊt/
British English: /dɪˈvəʊt/

transitive verb

  • to devote something to something/-ing
    dedicar algo a algo/+ infinitive
    she devoted her life to helping the poor
    dedicó or consagró su vida a ayudar a los pobres
    we are devoting 20% of the budget to the advertising campaign
    vamos a destinar un 20% del presupuesto a la campaña publicitaria
    you should devote more attention to your children
    tendrías que prestarles más atención or que dedicarte más a los niños
    Example sentences
    • Therefore, devoting substantial staff resources to training, organizing, leading, and sustaining family psychoeducation is seen as a luxury.
    • And the authority has praised Mr Hampson as a ‘committed and devoted teacher’ who worked tirelessly throughout the year.
    • It is incumbent upon all Muslims to devote a proportion of their excess income to the support of religious and charitable works.

reflexive verb

  • to devote oneself to something/-ing
    dedicarse a algo/+ infinitive

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