American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Devote

DEVOTE, v.t. [L., to vow.]

1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart ro dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate.

No devoted thing that a man shall devote to the Lord--shall be sold or redeemed. Every thing devoted thing is most holy to the Lord. Lev 27.

2. To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention wholly or chiefly; to attach; as, to devote ones 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.

DEVOTE, a. Devoted.

DEVOTE, n. A devotee.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Devote," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 30, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=85CG57NB2D7MHTD.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Devote." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 30 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=85CG57NB2D7MHTD.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Devote' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 30 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=85CG57NB2D7MHTD.