devote one's life to

dedicate all of one's resources to, spend one's lifetime working toward a cause or project

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • give one's life — 1 he would give his life for her: DIE (TO SAVE), lay down one s life, sacrifice oneself, offer one s life. 2 he gave his life to the company: DEDICATE ONESELF, devote oneself, give oneself, surrender oneself. → life …   Useful english dictionary

  • give one's life — 1) he would give his life for her Syn: die for, lay down one s life for, sacrifice oneself for, offer one s life for, die to save 2) he gave his life to the company Syn: dedicate oneself, devote oneself, give oneself, surrender oneself …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • devote — [di vōt′] vt. devoted, devoting [< L devotus, pp. of devovere, to dedicate by vow < de , from + vovere, to vow: see VOTE] 1. to set apart for a special use or service; dedicate 2. to give up (oneself or one s time, energy, etc.) to some… …   English World dictionary

  • life — n. 1) to lead a life (to lead a busy life) 2) to prolong; save a life 3) to devote one s life (to smt.) 4) to spend one s life (doing smt.) 5) to give, lay down, sacrifice; risk one s life 6) to claim, snuff out, take a life (she took her own… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • devote — de•vote [[t]dɪˈvoʊt[/t]] v. t. vot•ed, vot•ing 1) to give up or apply to a particular pursuit, purpose, cause, etc.: to devote one s time to study[/ex] 2) to set apart or dedicate by a solemn or formal act; consecrate: to devote one s life to… …   From formal English to slang

  • devote — /di voht /, v.t., devoted, devoting. 1. to give up or appropriate to or concentrate on a particular pursuit, occupation, purpose, cause, etc.: to devote one s time to reading. 2. to appropriate by or as if by a vow; set apart or dedicate by a… …   Universalium

  • devote — 1 Devote, dedicate, consecrate, hallow mean to set apart something or less often someone for a particular use or end. Devote often implies a giving up or setting apart because of motives almost as impelling as those that demand a vow {devotes her …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • devote — 01. My mother [devoted] her entire adult life to raising her four children. 02. He [devotes] too much time to his job; he should spend more time with his family. 03. My grandfather was very [devoted] to my grandmother, and missed her enormously… …   Grammatical examples in English

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